Scholarships and Grants

ACSD offers two conference scholarships and two grants:

Multicultural Conference Scholarship

Each year the Executive Committee of ACSD makes 5 scholarships for the annual conference available to association members. The scholarships are provided in the amount of the registration fee for the conference. The sponsoring institution or member would be responsible for any additional conference expenses, pre-conferences, and travel expenses to the conference. Scholarship applications will be accepted February 1st thru March 20th. Recipients will be notified by March 31.

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Non Faith Based Institution Conference Scholarship

Are you a Christian working at a non Christian institution? Each year the Executive Committee of ACSD makes 5 scholarships for the annual conference available to association members from non faith based institutions. The scholarships are provided in the amount of the registration fee for the conference. The sponsoring institution or member would be responsible for any additional conference expenses, pre-conferences, and travel expenses to the conference. Scholarship applications will be accepted February 1st thru March 20th. Recipients will be notified by March 31.

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Research Grants

The Association for Christians in Student Development (ACSD) is an organization that is committed to scholarship and research that contributes to the field of student development, higher education, and the professional development of the membership. To encourage such endeavors the ACSD Executive committee has established a research grant program for use by the membership.

Research grants up to $750 will be awarded to qualifying individuals, as funds are available. Those interested in applying for the ACSD Research Grant must complete the following application by October 15 to be announced by November 30 or by May 15 for awards announced at the ACSD Conference in June.

If an ACSD Research Grant is awarded, the researcher agrees to present their findings to the membership in the form of a workshop at an ACSD annual conference and/or an article for publication in the Growth Journal.

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Regional and Collaborative Grants

The Association for Christians in Student Development (ACSD) has funds available to sponsor efforts by initiatives by collaboratives or regional gatherings for purposes that directly connect with ACSD’s values.  

Members may apply for grants of up to $750 for large gatherings or $250 for smaller gatherings/initiatives. Applications will be reviewed/approved on a monthly basis by the executive committee. It may take up to six weeks to hear back on your application.

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