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 A Holistic Approach to Institutional Research

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.

Spring 2024 Scholarship

Senior staff and leaders: Consider nominating a deserving staff member for this year's scholarship!

Nominate Now

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is March 15, 2024.

Are you a staff member interested in applying? Ask a senior staff member to submit your nomination to get the process started.

2024 Award Options

The scholarship covers $250 of the online course fee for A Holistic Approach to Institutional Research. Scholarship recipients can choose to participate in either of the two course offerings: 

Spring 2024 cohort; optional face-to-face seminar

  • Online course: April 1 – May 12, 2024
  • Face-to-face seminar in Denver: May 27–28, 2024

Fall 2024 cohort; optional face-to-face seminar

  • Online course: September 9 – October 20, 2024
  • Face-to-face seminar: dates and location TBD

Please note: The full price of the online course is $650 members / $775 nonmembers. The institutional commitment for scholarship recipients is $400 members / $525 nonmembers. The optional seminar is an additional $300 members / $500 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