Community College Scholarship


The Community College Scholarship facilitates the professional growth and development of early-career institutional research professionals employed at community colleges by providing registration assistance for the online portion of A Holistic Approach to Institutional Research

The spring 2021 deadline to nominate and apply for this AIR scholarship has passed.

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What to Expect

  • Senior staff and leaders nominate a deserving community college staff member.
  • Nominees will be notified and must then apply. A complete application includes:
    • Your supervisor’s contact information,
    • Cohort selection, and
    • A letter of intent (250 words)
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified on a rolling basis.

2021 Award Options

Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $250, and this year’s recipients can choose to participate in one of the following A Holistic Approach to IR online course offerings:

  • Spring cohort: March 29 – May 9, 2021
  • Summer cohort: July 5 – August 15, 2021
  • Fall cohort: September 13 – October 24, 2021

Please note: The full price of the course is $650 members/$775 nonmembers. The institutional commitment for scholarship recipients is $400 members/$525 nonmembers.

"The Holistic Approach course was invaluable to me as a new IR person. It helped me develop a framework for the data work I'm doing within the context of higher education, which is completely new to me. The networking with both mentors and other attendees was invaluable. I absolutely recommend this course to anyone starting in IR.”  —Kari Grafton, Lincoln Land Community College