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 the 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 three years, we have received over 200 applications and have selected a total of 28 Scholars. Last year, scholarship recipients were funded to attend the International ACAC Financial Aid Institute, the International ACAC Conference, as well as a bus tour to different university campuses.

In addition, the Scholar Mentor Program partners each Scholar with an International ACAC member to provide year-­long support and professional mentorship. This program, which won a 2016 NACAC Rising Star Award, allows 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 2016 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, one counselor at a time. Over the past three years, your donations helped students in the following countries:

2014  2015 2016
 Colombia Botswana Brunei
Honduras  Ethiopia El Salvador
 Indonesia Indonesia Ghana
 Nepal Jamaica Latvia 
 Nigeria  Kenya Macedonia
Nigeria Mongolia Malawi
Rwanda Rwanda Mongolia
Rwanda Senegal Nepal
Tanzania Tunisia New Zealand
Uganda United Kingdom Zimbabwe










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 Scholars 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 2016 Scholar Fund:


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