Deadline: 2018 Deadline TBA.

CASE V offers those individuals currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student a unique opportunity to receive financial assistance to attend the December CASE V District Conference and the Institute for New Professionals. The CASE V Student Scholarship Program helps prepare undergraduate and graduate students for careers in institutional advancement (alumni and/or constituent relations, development, and communications).

Applicants are asked to delay registering for the conference until notified of the award selection. All applicants will be informed of a decision prior to the Early Bird registration deadline.

Selection Criteria

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a CASE member institution within District V (This award is not intended for full-time professionals who are also enrolled in graduate programs.)
  • be affiliated with some aspect of the advancement program at his/her institution (e.g., employment in one of the professional areas indicated above, or participation in a student alumni or foundation organization)
  • be interested in pursuing a career in the advancement field
  • have a sponsor who is associated with the applicable institution


Five scholarship recipients will receive:

  • complimentary registration to the CASE District V Conference in Chicago (including the Saturday Institute for New Professionals and the Grand Luncheon)
  • three nights accommodations at Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers
  • a mentor assigned by career interest

Student recipients will participate in the newcomers program as well as in the full range of workshops and professional enrichment sessions, including round tables and special interest sessions. Recipients will also be able to access the vendor exhibit area and career placement center.

The total value of the scholarship is over $700. Institutions endorsing winners are asked to fund transportation and meals.


Applicants must:

  • Complete the Online Application by the 2018 deadline.
  • Submit a statement of career objectives including a description of what you hope to learn from this conference (maximum of 500 words)
  • Submit a resume or statement of educational and work experience highlighting employment, campus or civic activities related to institutional advancement
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from sponsor
  • Submit a current electronic photograph appropriate for use in print and presentations

All applicants will be informed of a decision in October 2018.

Past recipients


  • Allyson Carpenter, Purdue University
  • Siqi Cheng, University of Cincinnati
  • Drew Donaldson, Indiana University – Bloomington
  • Terrance Range, Michigan State University


  • Kendra Lutes, Ohio University
  • Anna Powell, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Jonathan Soderlund, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • Hallie Bills, Oakland University
  • Jennifer Brumfield, Miami University
  • Daniel Callison, Northwestern University
  • Alexandra Lawrence, The Ohio State University
  • Taylor O'Brien, The Ohio State University


  • Sterling Keiser, Denison University
  • Matt Fenstermaker, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Sara Santiago, The Ohio State University
  • Marissa Blankenship, The Ohio State University
  • Michael Bogart, Columbia College Chicago


  • Matthew Campion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Christopher Gallick, Michigan State University
  • Taylor Goeckner, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Kate Hamilton, Siena Heights University
  • Anne-Christine Tompkins, University of St. Francis


  • Casey Carigan, University of Wisconsin at Platteville
  • Anna Di Cosola, Lewis University        
  • Lucas Garske, University of Michigan Law School          
  • Amy Lee, University of Minnesota at Duluth
  • Colton Withers, Purdue University, Development Office          


  • Anne Clements, Denison University
  • Erika Creswell, University of Evansville
  • Leslie Kreinberg, Vanderbilt University
  • Mark Mangia, The Ohio State University
  • Brandon Sheffield, Southwest Minnesota University
  • Maggie Wave, University of Illinois


  • Natalie Bussan, UW-Platteville
  • Drew Donahoo, Western Illinois University
  • Ruqayya Rehmatullah, The Ohio State University
  • Sarah Templeton Wilson, Ohio University


  • Cynthia Ahonen, Baldwin Wallace College
  • Andrew Bixel, Miami University
  • Amy Estersohn, University of Chicago
  • Jane Fidman, Roosevelt University


  • Katrina Caldwell, Bowling Green State University
  • Carolyn Cowen Nissen, Earlham College
  • Michael VanDrehle, Southwest Minnesota State
  • Nicole Wagstaff, Washington University in St. Louis


  • Marissa Grill, Ohio University
  • Forrest Heyman, Butler University
  • Katherine Kelly, Michigan State University
  • Lauren Koshere, The College of St. Catherine
  • Bridget Thomas, Lakeland College


  • Christianna Luy, Taylor University
  • Jamie Mills, Purdue University
  • Laura Niedert, Kent (Ohio) State University
  • Annie Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • Heather Nichelle Charboneau, Earlham College
  • Rachel Gonnering, St. Norbert College
  • Thomas Sparrenberger, Indiana University
  • Courtney Tarter, Northwestern College
  • David Wenzel, University of Cincinnati
  • Calvin Wysocki, University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • Monica Foley, Iowa College of Education
  • Andrea Carrier, Michigan State University
  • Patricia Gentry, Manchester College, Indiana
  • Amanda Freitag, Northwestern College, Minnesota
  • Jessica Novitsky, St. Norbert College, Wisconsin