Annual Meeting 2020

Conner Scholarship

The Conner Scholarship provides support for up to 10 AACRAO members to participate in the AACRAO Annual Meeting by fully covering the registration fee.

Application Window: Nov 13, 2019 - Jan 14, 2020
The application window is closed.


Conner Scholarship recipients must be:
  • employed by an AACRAO member institution, or
  • a student studying/working at a member institution

Evaluation Process

A Review Committee, consisting of the AACRAO Finance and Investments Committee as well as the Vice Chair of the Program Committee, will review applications for:
  • strength of personal statement
  • strength of references
  • engagement with AACRAO
  • diversity as defined by geographic region, institutional size and type, and gender, race, ethnicity, and demonstrated leadership characteristics of applicant.
The Review Committee will give preference to First time attendees.

Application Process

Applicants must submit:
  1. a personal statement up to 300 words describing:
    • why you have chosen enrollment and academic services as your profession as well as
    • the personal and professional benefits of the scholarship to your position, department, and institution
  2. at least one letter of reference from an active AACRAO member, preferably a supervisor
  3. a resume/CV highlighting work done in the enrollment and academic services field.
The review committee will only consider applications containing all three components.


John Douglas Conner was named the first Executive Director of AACRAO in 1966 and served until his retirement in 1988. Prior to AACRAO he served as the Admissions Director and Registrar at Southern Methodist University from 1953 to 1966.

Give to the Conner Fund

Conner Scholarship 2019 Recipient: Staci Bernhard