EACE Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships

Posted by Eastern Association of College and Employers on November 19, 2019

The Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE) offers two Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships each year in memory of Rick McLellan and Ernie Andrews. These are open to employers working in the human resources field (which I would count as anyone who recruits for your organization, including the VISTAs) and/or graduate students working or intending to work in the field of human resources.

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 on an EACE Committee the year following the conference.

The recipient is required to submit a blog about their conference experience within 2 weeks following the EACE Annual Conference.


  • Complimentary individual EACE Membership for one fiscal year, July 1 through June 30.
  • Complimentary registration to the 2020 EACE Annual Conference.
    • EACE will provide the recipients with full conference registration at early bird pricing.
  • Up to $1,500 stipend to be used for:
    • Lodging for the Annual Conference.
      • Two nights in a single room.
      • Recipients must reserve room by group rate- TBD
    • Travel expenses round-trip for the Annual Conference.
      • Airfare/train/taxi mileage expense.
      • Recipients are expected to make cost-effective arrangements in advance.
    • Enrollment in the EACE Mentor Program.
      • Recipients will be enrolled in the EACE Mentor Programwhere she/he/they 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.

EACE 2020 Annual Conference is August 5-7, 2020 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

How to Apply:

Please complete the online application at https://www.eace.org/scholarships. The deadline is December 31, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact: me, Tracey Hanton at thanton@pfw.edu or Marisol Rosado-Perez at marosadoperez@widener.edu.

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