Graduate Students

Are you majoring in Education, Counseling/School Psychology, Human Services/Social Work, or Human Resources? Do you intend to pursue a career that advances work-based learning opportunities for students? Do you want to join a professional organization or attend a conference? Applications are being accepted now. Full graduate student instructions and Appendix containing graduate student application form [word].


Are you employed at a Virginia public institution of higher education or a Virginia private non-profit institution of higher education that participates in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) Program? Does your job involve connecting students to work-based learning and internships? Do you want to join a professional organization or attend a conference? Applications are being accepted now. Full instructions for practitioners [pdf] and Appendix with application form [word].

General Information

Scholarships may be awarded in two categories: (1) conference presentation/attendance or (2) fees for membership in professional organizations.

The amount of a scholarship will vary by category. Applicants may request up to the amounts listed below; awards may be for a lower amount.

  • Conference presentation/attendance: up to $2,500
  • Membership fees: up to $250

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with a closing date each quarter. Applications submitted after the closing date for a quarter will be reviewed with applications submitted for the following quarter.

Application Window Opens Application Window Closes Award Announcement
July 1, 2021 August 15, 2021 September 30, 2021
August 16,2021 October 15, 2021 December 31, 2021
October 16,2021 February 15, 2022 March 31, 2022
February 16, 2022 May 15, 2022 June 30, 2022
May 16, 2022 August 15, 2022 September 30, 2022
August 16, 2022 October 15, 2022 December 31, 2022

Forms to Download, Fill Out and Upload with Your Scholarship Application (see instructions)


Lynn Seuffert, Senior Associate for Strategic Planning and Policy Studies
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Relevant Organizations and Conferences

The following is a list of potentially relevant organizations and conferences. Note: Submitting a scholarship for one of the listed organization memberships or conferences does not guarantee scholarship acceptance.

Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA)

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE)

Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE)

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

Southern Association of Colleges and Employers (SoACE)

Virginia Association of College and Employers (VACE)

Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE)