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Professional Development Grant (formerly know as 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 Professional Development Grant. Membership is not required for grant consideration. 

Opportunities Available

MIDWEST Conference
May 2022
Minnesota Hosting

2022 Guiding Way to Inclusion
July 2022

2022 NACAC National Conference
September 22 - 24, 2022
Houston, TX 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 2022
Fall Forum - November 2022
Day on the Hill - March 15 & 16 -virtual event
MIDWest Conference - May 22-24

Professional Development Grant Application

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

Apply for a Professional Development Grant

MIDWEST Conference
Application Due March 1, 2022

Guiding Way to Inclusion
Application Due Date: June 15, 2022

NACAC National Conference
Application Due Date: June 15, 2022

Admission Counselor Institute
Application Due Date: July 15, 2022

Fall Forum 2022
Application Due Date: October 3, 2022

Day on the Hill 2022
Application Due Date: N/A for 2022- virtual event

2020 -21 Grant Recipients

Guiding Way to Inclusion 2020

NACAC National Conference 2021 (Seattle, WA)

Sara Zimmerman - St. John's Prep
Laura Nelson - University of Kansas

Fall Forum 2019 (St. Thomas Academy)


"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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