Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships

EACE Diversity and Inclusion Statement

EACE promotes a culture of diversity and inclusion where all are respected, accepted and safe.

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 college professionals working in the field and/or graduate students working or intending to work in the field of career services or human resources. You do not need to be an EACE Member or first-time EACE Annual Conference attendee to apply. 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship applications will open in Winter 2022.

Thank you Virginia Tech for sponsoring the 2021 Ernie Andrews D&I Scholarship.


Do you want your logo featured on all D&I Scholarship materials and on every page of the EACE website? There is still one D&I Scholarship sponsorship available! Click here to learn more about scholarships and other sponsorship opportunities.


  • Complimentary individual EACE Membership for one fiscal year, July 1 through June 30.

  • Complimentary registration to the 2021 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 
    • Travel expenses round-trip for the Annual Conference.
      • Airfare/train/taxi mileage expense.
      • Recipients are expected to make cost-effective arrangements in advance.

Additional Information


  • 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 LGBTQIA+
    • Others who feel they may be underrepresented in the profession are encouraged to apply with explanation.
  • 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. The blog should be submitted here. Click here for an example.


  • The recipient will be responsible for paying for any of the above outlined expenses that exceed the $1,500 stipend.

  • The $1,500 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.

  • EACE reimbursement policies and procedures must be followed and Expense Report must be submitted within one week following the Annual Conference. Click here for reimbursement policies and to access the Expense Report. 

  • 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.

Past Recipients

Click here to view past recipients of the EACE Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships.


If you have any questions, please contact the Grants & Scholarships Committee Co-Chairs.