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EACE offers two Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships each year in memory of Rick McLellan and Ernie Andrews


About the Scholarships

Additional Stipulations

Candidacy Requirements

Past Recipients


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EACE Diversity and Inclusion Statement 


EACE understands that true diversity extends well beyond historical or legal definitions; it includes every aspect of being human. Be it race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic class, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, physical ability, or job and life circumstance, the differences between us as individuals are the same assets that unite us as a professional community. We affirm the value of our diversity and will work to promote inclusiveness, to encourage understanding, and to celebrate our differences as well as our common threads.

About the Scholarships 

EACE offers two Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships each year in memory of Rick McLellan and Ernie Andrews. These are open to both employers and colleges and to professionals working in the field and/or graduate students working or intending to work in the field of career services or human resources. The EACE Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship allots $1,500 per candidate. These monies can be used toward the expenses outlined below:

Complimentary membership to EACE for the 2017-2018 year
Complimentary registration to the 2017 EACE Annual Conference
  • EACE will provide the recipients with registration to the Annual Conference at early bird pricing

  • Recipients must register by early bird registration deadline 

Lodging for the 2017 EACE Annual Conference
  • Two nights in single room

  • Recipients must reserve room by deadline date for special rate

Travel expenses round-trip for the 2017 EACE Annual Conference
  • Airfare/Train/Taxi

  • Mileage expense

  • Recipients are expected to make cost-effective arrangements in advance

In addition to the above mentioned benefits, each recipient will be enrolled in the EACE Mentorship Program where he/she will be matched with a veteran EACE member who will serve as a professional mentor throughout the recipient's first year of membership. This mentor will serve as an introduction to EACE, help the recipient navigate the annual conference, and support the recipient's professional development and continued involvement with EACE. Interested in being a mentor? Click here to submit an interest form!


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 Thank you to our sponsor of the D&I Scholarship in name of Ernie Andrews!  Thank you to our sponsors of the D&I Scholarship in name of Rick McLellan!




Additional Stipulations  

  • The recipient will be responsible for paying for any of the above outlined expenses that exceed the $1500 stipend.

  • The $1500 stipend can be used toward the expenses outlined above; any unused monies will remain with the organization to be used for future scholars, programming, etc.

  • Recipients must keep all receipts for the expenses outlined above and submit an expense report to the Diversity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chairs within one week after the EACE Annual Conference.

  • If the recipient chooses to participate in pre-conference sessions and/or conference entertainment events, the expense of these sessions will be the responsibility of the recipient.

  • Any food or entertainment expenses incurred during the conference are the responsibility of the recipient


Candidacy Requirements 

  • Candidates must be individuals from groups underrepresented in EACE. Individuals from the following groups are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • African-American
  • Latino/a
  • Asian/Pacific Islander
  • American Indian
  • Veterans
  • People with disabilities
  • Members of the LGBTQ
  • Others who feel they may be underrepresented in the profession are encouraged to apply with explanation
  • Candidates should have never attended an EACE Annual Conference in the past.
  • Candidates should be either a professional or graduate student working in the field of human resources or career services or another related field that is connected to EACE.

  • The recipient is required to actively participate in the Diversity and Inclusion Committee the year following the conference.

  • The recipient is required to submit a blog about their conference experience to the PR committee within 2 weeks following the EACE Annual Conference. The blog can be submitted using the form here.


How to Apply   

Applications are closed for the 2017 scholarships. The 2018 program will open for applications in Fall 2017.


If you have any questions, please contact:


Barbara Zerillo

Scott Mannion


Thank you to our Sponsors

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