The mission of the International ACAC Scholar Fund is to support under-resourced, high-impact advising professionals facilitating students' access and transition to higher education.



The 2016 Scholars at last year's International ACAC Conference.International ACAC promotes access to higher education opportunities for the neediest students around the world ­by supporting those who work directly with them. Over the past four years, the International ACAC Scholar Program has supported 40 scholars from 32 different countriesScholarship recipients are funded to attend the annual International ACAC Pre-Conference Institute and Conference, as well as a higher education counselor bus tour following the conference.

In addition, the Scholar Mentor Program partners each Scholar with an International ACAC member to provide year-­long support and professional mentorship. This hope is that this program, which won a 2016 NACAC Rising Star Award, will allow these talented counselors to put into practice new knowledge, skills, and best practices for their students,
communities, and regions.  

Click here to learn more about the 2017 Scholars,
who work in the countries represented on the map below. 




Your donation helps make a difference in the lives of deserving students around the world.
Over the past four years, your contributions supported counselors in the following countries.
Click on the links above the columns to read each year's scholar biographies.


2014 2015 2016 2017
Colombia  Botswana Brunei Afghanistan
Honduras Ethiopia El Salvador Afghanistan
Indonesia Indonesia Ghana Bangladesh
Nepal Jamaica Latvia Chile
Nigeria Kenya Macedonia Costa Rica
Nigeria Mongolia Malawi Egypt
Rwanda Rwanda Mongolia Kenya
Rwanda Senegal Nepal Madagascar
Tanzania Tunisia New Zealand Mexico
Uganda United Kingdom Zimbabwe Togo
      Trinidad & Tobago

















International ACAC members are encouraged to consider donating to the Scholar Fund throughout the year. In addition to direct contributions, members can offer support by participating in the 5K Walk/Run and the Scholar Raffle during the annual conference. All funds raised at these events go to the Scholar Fund.

Direct contributions of any amount (from individuals, schools, or organizations) are greatly appreciated, and every little bit makes a difference. Institutions that contribute at the following levels are also recognized in the ways described below: 

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of individuals, campuses, and organizations, we are able to support a number of counselors from around the world. 

We would like to thank the following donors for their contributions to the
2017 Scholar Fund!

2016 Scholar Donors


To contribute to the International ACAC Scholar Fund, please contact
For more information on the Scholar Program, please click here.