NACA Foundation Zagunis Student Leader Scholarship

The Zagunis Student Leader Scholarship was established by the former NACA Great Lakes Region. The scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to undergraduate or graduate student leaders enrolled in colleges and universities located in the Mid-Atlantic & Mid-America regions. Current undergraduate or graduate students attending a school in these regions are eligible to apply. Scholarship amount varies, and it can be used for educational expenses, including tuition, books, fees or other related expenses.

The National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) is the recognized leader in higher education providing knowledge, ideas, and resources for campus life.


Applicants for the Scholarships for Student Leaders Program must:

  • Be full-time, matriculated undergraduate or graduate student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better at the time of the application and during the semester in which the award is received
  • Only current undergraduate or graduate students within the NACA Mid-Atlantic & Mid America Regions are eligible to apply
  • Demonstrate significant leadership skills and ability
  • Hold a significant leadership position on campus
  • Have made significant contributions via volunteer involvement, either on or off campus
  • Be enrolled in a college or university within the NACA Mid-Atlantic or Mid America Regions. You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • High school students are not eligible.

How to Apply:

For applying the scholarship, the candidates must complete on-line scholarship application form. The link is:

Supporting Documents:

  • Two letters of recommendation from administrators or faculty members who are well acquainted with the applicant as a student leader. These letters should specify the applicant’s leadership positions, responsibilities, skills and ability, training and accomplishments
  • A resume or description of the applicant’s leadership activities, skills, and ability, training and accomplishments.
  • Official verification of the applicant’s current enrollment status from the college/university registrar.
  • Word Document answering the following questions:
  1. What are your general educational goals and how will this scholarship help you achieve them?
  2. In your opinion, what role does NACA play in a student’s college career?
  3. How has being involved on your campus helped shape you as a leader?

Award Amount:


Application Deadline:

The completed application packet must be submitted online by November 1, 2016. Only the first 75 qualified applications will be considered.

Link for More Information:

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