Legacy Grant

As a valued education professional of the Minnesota Association for College Admission Counselors, we are committed to providing our members and partners with access to professional development opportunities that will support your professional growth and help you gain the tools to support the students that you work with.

We encourage all higher education and secondary school professionals to apply for the Legacy Grant. Membership is not required for grant consideration. 

Opportunities Available

MIDWEST Conference
May 2022
Minnesota hosting

2021 Guiding Way to Inclusion
July 27-29, 2021

2021 NACAC National Conference
September 23 - 25, 2021
Seattle, WA and Virtual! (Hybrid format)

MACAC continues to carefully monitor the developments of COVID-19 as we keep the safety and security of our members and students in mind during this challenging time. Please stay tuned for updates and developing news of professional development opportunities through the Legacy Grant and MACAC / NACAC events.

Admission Counseling Institute (ACI) - August 9, 2021
Fall Forum - November 12, 2021
Day on the Hill - early spring event
Spring Conference - late spring event

Legacy Grant Application

Legacy Grant Applications are due four weeks prior to event. Please contact Legacy Committee Chair, Katie Asfeld (grantsdev@mn-acac.org) with questions.

Apply for a Legacy Grant

MIDWEST Conference
Application Due Date: May 12, 2022

Guiding Way to Inclusion
Application Due Date: June 15, 2021

NACAC National Conference
Application Due Date: June 15, 2021

Admission Counselor Institute
Application Due Date: July 29, 2021

Fall Forum 2021
Application Due Date: October 28, 2021

Day on the Hill 2022
Application Due Date: TBD

Spring Conference 2022
Application Due Date: TBD

2019-20 Grant Recipients

Guiding Way to Inclusion 2019 (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Nawang Palkit - University of Minnesota, Duluth

NACAC National Conference 2019 (Louisville, KT)
Libby Fahrenkamp - Inver Hills Community College
Maureen (Mo) Moos - St. Mary┬┤s University of Minnesota

Fall Forum 2019 (St. Thomas Academy)
Jennifer Heath - Cambridge-Isanti High School
Rene Wharton - North Hennepin Community College
Laura Nelson - University of Kansas


"This was an amazing conference that educated, empowered and supported professional doing diversity, access and inclusion work on the university, CBO, and High school levels. I left this conference knowing that my work matters and that it is everyone's job to fight for access, equity for all our students...I am thankful to the Legacy Grant and the committee members for providing me this opportunity."
- Nawang Palkit, 2019 NACAC Guiding Way to Inclusion

"The conference had a variety of sessions, and I learned more about involvement opportunities in ACAC, transfer credits from high schools, how enrollment managers think, and many other hot topics in the industry. Most importantly, I met new people in the field and learned about the variety of career paths. Learning about other professional's career paths always helps me refine my future plans and consider other possibilities." 
- Elizabeth Strom, 2018 Midwest Conference

"I would 100 percent recommend a legacy grant to a colleague. The opportunity to be able to attend an event such as the NACAC conference, was such a valuable experience to better myself, and expand my horizons throughout the higher education industry."
- Kate Tamm, 2017 NACAC National Conference

"I gained a lot of valuable information during the NACAC conference this year. One of the biggest things I learned was more about the governing body process/voting procedures within NACAC. Specifically, I found it valuable to participate in and learn about the national AP committee....After attending, I am excited to engage more with a few SIGs, and hope that engagement will continue to provide me with new info and perspective in my work." "
- Libby Fahrenkamp, 2019 NACAC National Conference

"I was able to reconnect with many fellow college friends and peers as well as make so many new connections! Definitely expanded my circle of MN connections! I will be using several ideas that I learned ... Many many thanks for a truly wonderful experience!""
- Mo Moos, 2019 NACAC National Conference

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