Professional Development Scholarship

The 2022 Professional Development Scholarship has closed. The application will reopen in February 2023. 

RMACAC invites colleagues to apply for professional development funds to attend the 2022 RMACAC Annual Conference. These scholarships are intended to offset the costs of conference registration and travel to Albuquerque, NM, April 25-27, 2022. Nominations are also welcome. Preference will be given to applicants/nominees who represent one or more of the following:

  • high school or community college counselors/advisors who serve underrepresented populations, including but not limited to students of color, rural students, public school students, and transfer students.
  • first-time RMACAC Conference attendee/have not participated in a previous regional conference.
  • educators who cannot/do not attend the NACAC Annual Conference.

Please note, scholarship recipients must be a RMACAC member prior to receiving any funds. Should you have questions about the application or nomination process, please contact RMACAC's IDEA Chair, Frank Laro

Application Process:

This application must have been completed by a nominator or the applicant themselves. Each application will be reviewed by RMACAC’s Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Committee. College admission professionals, community-based organization professionals, and high school counselors who seek to improve and create opportunities for college access for traditionally underrepresented and underserved populations will be prioritized.

Congratulations to our 2022 Professional Development Scholarship recipients: 
Debbi Braeger | Herriman High School (UT)
Madeleine Daugherty | Central New Mexico Community College (NM)
Michael Dunn | Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center (CO)
Patricia Fine | Farmington High School (NM)
Rosa Galindo | Aims Community College (CO)
Payton Gubser | Coronado High School (CO)
Carmen Hernandez | Desert View High School (AZ)
Hernando Marceles | Metro Tech High School (AZ)
Heather McAuley | Desert View High School (AZ)
Geo Muniz de Lucero | Chinle High School (AZ)
Kelli Myrick | STEM School Highlands Ranch (CO)
Benjamin Polonowski | Middle Park High School (CO)
Michael Robinson | Atlas Preparatory School (CO)
Merrilee Saige-Alvarez | Organ Mountain High School (NM)
Jillian Slindee | Piedra Vista High School (NM)
Katherine Smith | Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School (NM)
Lisa Snyder | San Juan College (NM)
Amanda Tagle | Horizon Honors Secondary (AZ)
Christina Vigil | Springer High School (NM)
Henry Whipple | DSST: Byers High School (CO)