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The NCORE Student Scholars Program supports 20 conference registration fee scholarships each year. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. It is hoped that the scholarship awards will serve as an incentive for higher education institutions to support student participation in the conference. 


Key Requirements

  • Submission Opens: December 10, 2021
  • Submission Deadline: January 10, 2022
  • Student Scholarship Recipients Notified: February 1, 2022
  • Student Scholars Must Accept No Later Than: February 15, 2022 


Student Scholar On-Site Educational Program Key Features

  • All NCORE Student Scholars will be required to complete the NCORE 2022 Student Scholar On-Site Educational Program. This program has academic and networking components that require each student scholar to participate in and complete a sufficient number of sessions (at least 20 session hours) to earn a Student Scholar Certificate of Participation. 
  • The student scholarship covers the registrations fee for selected recipients. Scholarship recipients and/or their institutions will be responsible for their own travel, hotel, and all other conference-related expenses.



  • Complete Application
  • Attend Welcome and Student Scholar Orientation on Tuesday, May 31, at TBD.
  • Attend the Student Scholar Reception on Tuesday, May 31, at 6:00 p.m.
  • Attend a minimum of 20 hours of conference sessions, including a Pre-Conference institute on Tuesday, May 31
  • Attend at least three of the Keynote Sessions
  • Attend Wrap-Up Meeting, Friday, June 3, at TBD.
  • Submit 500 word (minimum) reflection of NCORE experience—due Friday, July 1.

Student Scholar Presentation Requirements

Each student scholar will be required to choose and present one of the following three formats at the NCORE 2022 conference in Portland, Oregon. If you select either the Poster Session or Concurrent Workshop presentation and your proposal is not selected, you will be asked to present the Conversation Starter Pecha Kucha Session.



To meet the requirements for this program choice, prospective student scholars must meet the call for poster sessions submission deadline and be selected for presentation. Poster sessions are programmed to be presented on Thursday, June 2 during the conference in Portland.

Learn More About Poster Session




This program choice is available to all Student Scholars. The Conversation Starter is a short presentation that allows the presenter the option to utilize various presentations styles. Each presentation will be followed by a brief question and answer segment. In past years this option only allowed for the Pecha Kucha presentation style, but moving forward, we have decided to open the options up for the Student Scholars to have more flexibility and comfort in their chosen presentation style. 
Pecha Kucha is a concise presentation style in which the presenter tells a story with 20 slides and allocates 20 seconds per slide. This provides a total presentation time of six (6) minutes and 20 seconds. Here is an example of the Pecha Kucha Style: 




In the selection process, scores for letters of recommendation that do not address the commitment of institutional support for conference-related costs or affirm the students’ commitment and availability to participate fully in the conference and the Student Scholars On-Site Educational Program will be penalized for their failure to do so. It is the responsibility of scholarship applicants to communicate this effectively to those individuals they ask to write letters of recommendation.


Applications will be reviewed by a panel of education professionals—20 scholarship recipients will be selected. Please review the content in the sections below to prepare your application:



Applicant details and contact information will be requested.



Compose a letter specifically addressing the following items

  • Highlights of your academic interest and achievements
  • Highlights of your leadership interests and experiences
  • Your reasons for wanting to attend and participate in NCORE
  • Your commitment and availability to participate fully in the conference experience
  • This letter will need to be attached to your application



To meet the requirements for this program choice, prospective student scholars must meet the call for presentations submission deadline and be selected for presentation. concurrent workshop sessions are programmed to be presented on any of the dates between Wednesday, June 1, through Saturday, June 4, during the conference in Portland. More information on submitting for a concurrent workshop can be found here: Call for Presentations



A résumé will need to be attached to your application.