Northwest Association of College & University Housing Officers

NWACUHO Vennie Gore Scholarship

The NWACUHO Vennie Gore Scholarship is designed to make participation in the annual NWACUHO conference possible for graduate students and professionals within their first three years of full-time experience who are interested in working in housing and residence life. NWACUHO is proud to offer two needs based scholarships to allow new professionals to attend whose personal funding or institutional support would normally prohibit participation.

Erica Barton has graciously agreed to donate her speaker fee to the Vennie Gore Scholarship fund.

What is the Award:

Recipients of this needs based scholarship will receive up to a total of 1,000 USD.  This can be used to offset the cost of conference registration, hotel expense, meals, and/or travel expenses.

How to be considered:

  • Nominees must either be from a NWACUHO member institution or hold an individual (paying) membership.
  • Recipients will be expected to present (or co-present) a program during the annual conference and submit an article to the Spring Soundings, the first publication after the conference, as a condition of accepting the scholarship. A program abstract will be due to the Programming Committee in accordance with program submission deadlines.

Criteria used in selection:

Applications will be reviewed through a blind selection process by the Awards & Scholarships Task Force using the following criteria:

  • Responses to the application questions
  • Perceived potential of individual in housing profession
  • Stated commitment to profession

Applications for this scholarship are due December 2, 2019 at 11:59pm Pacific.  Apply for this scholarship here.

Previous recipients include:

  • 2017: Acacia Kapusta
  • 2016: Tuba Chishti
  • 2015: Amber Marti, University of Washington
  • 2013: Lea Griess, Oregon State University
  • 2012-2009: No recipients
  • 2008: Brandi Lindberg-Lind