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2020 NACE Management Leadership Institute (MLI) Scholarship
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For college/university members.



Valued at over $2,500

 Application Due: 5:00 PM PT on Friday, February 28, 2020


The MPACE Education & Professional Development Committee is pleased to accept college member applications for the NACE Management Leadership Institute (MLI) 2020 Scholarship.  MLI 2020 will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites in Pittsburgh, PA, July 13-17, 2020. 

MLI is modeled after leading executive development programs and is designed to expand participants’ understanding of management issues in our profession.  This extensive week-long Institute provides sessions on a variety of topics, including strategic planning, leadership, marketing, technology, financial management, legal/ethical issues, and various emerging issues in career services. Over 600 of your colleagues have participated in MLI! 

Learn more at: https://www.naceweb.org/professional-development/2020/management-leadership-institute/

The Scholarship Will Cover

  • institute registration fees
  • housing costs
  • most meals and travel (up to $600).

Candidates for the scholarship must comply with the requirements listed on the application form and should be current members of MPACE with a demonstrated commitment to the association and the profession.

Applicant Minimum Qualifications

  1. Must have an active MPACE membership.
  2. Actively employed within a career-related center within the MPACE region as a director or mid-level practitioner who aspires to a managerial position.
  3. Must submit all application materials by 5:00 PM PT on Friday, February 28, 2020.

How Applications are Reviewed

The Education & Professional Development Committee will review each applicant against the following criteria. Applicant’s name, email, phone number and institution will be removed from all documents to ensure utmost anonymity when evaluating.

  • Submission of a completed application by 5:00pm PT on Friday, February 28, 2020.
  • Demonstrated need for scholarship.
  • Examples of proactive methods to gain management/leadership skills or experiences.
  • Impact on professional goals.
  • Overall quality of responses.

How to Apply

  • Fill out the online form below.
  • Recommender must complete an online recommendation form.
  • All materials must be submitted by 5:00 PM PT on Friday, February 28, 2020.

Questions may be addressed to MPACE Director for Education & Professional Development, Kelly Dries at kelly_dries@redlands.edu or (909) 748-8039.

Fill out the form below to Apply!


(Hover over each question for more details)
Have you had past management or leadership experience? If yes, please provide specific examples and what you have learned about yourself as a leader. If not, please describe methods in which you have been proactive to gain management or leadership skills/experience in your current position.
An important asset of a leader is one who supports diversity and inclusion. Describe how you personally have supported diversity, inclusion, and social justice in your work as a career services educator?
What are the benefits you will gain by attending the Management Leadership Institute not otherwise available to you?
How will your participation in MLI influence your future involvement with MPACE?
I understand if awarded a scholarship, I am committing to attend the NACE Management Leadership Institute from July 13-17, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites in Pittsburgh, PA. All information submitted is accurate.

Please ask your recommender to submit an online recommendation form by 5:00pm PT on Friday, February 28, 2020.
If awarded this scholarship, my supervisor is in full support of me attending the Management Leadership Institute scheduled for July 13-17, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA.

If awarded the MLI scholarship, I agree to write a reflection about my learnings and the benefit of MLI that will be posted on the MPACE blog, AND to serve as a reviewer for the next year’s MLI application.

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