Scholar Program 2019

Scholar Program 2019


By: Kate Dobson, Assistant Director of International Admissions, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; Joe Tavares, High School Counselor, Jakarta Intercultural School

As an International ACAC member, you’ve surely heard about the Scholar Program. Now in its sixth year, it fully funds professional development for counselors who work with high-achieving, low-income students in under-resourced schools or community organizations around the world.

Each year’s cohort of Scholars are selected through a competitive nomination, application, and review process.  They attend the annual International ACAC conference and post-conference bus tour, and are paired with mentors who will support them for a year.

One of the 2019 Scholars is Anelisa Macedo. A 30-year veteran educator based in São Paulo, Brazil, Anelisa began her professional career as an English teacher, but quickly perceived that her most motivated students were interested in studying abroad. So she filled a need and served as their counselor and advisor.


Over the years, 48 of Anelisa’s students have received generous scholarships to participate in summer programs and to attend universities. Anelisa helps her students leverage their English skills to tell their stories of autonomy, motivation, commitment and persistence.


If you will be at Western University in July, we hope you will take the opportunity to meet and introduce yourself Scholars like Anelisa and learn from this highly-talented, hardworking group of colleagues.


For information on how you can financially support the International ACAC Scholar Program, please contact [email protected].

 
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