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GPACAC Annual Spring Conference (2015)

The 2015 GPACAC Conference will be held on April 12-14, 2015 

Intercontinental Hotel
401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri, 64112

Hotel Rate: $139 per night (includes parking and wi-fi in your room)

Find a tentative conference schedule here (updated 9/15/2014)

Click here to see photos from the 2014 joint GPACAC/MOACAC click here

Registration will open in November.  

General questions regarding the Annual Conference: 

   contact Liz Majors or Karen Chen, Co-Chairs of Annual Conference for GPACAC

 

GPACAC Annual Spring Conference Helpful Links

Registration Page

Cost Information

Hotel and Accommodations

High School Counselor College Fair (coming soon)

GPACAC College Fairs

Vendors and Sponsor Information

Tentative Schedule

Keynote Speaker




 

 

 


 

 
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2017 Conference Schedule and Special Events (schedule subject to change

Sunday, April 2
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm            Registration for early arrivals
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm            GPACAC College Fair at the University of Tulsa
4:45 pm – 6:00 pm            GPACAC Executive Board Meeting (closed meeting)
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm            Dine Around - Social for Sunday night!                                          
                                          Small group dinners at a variety of restaurants in the area.

Monday, April 3
7:30 am – 9:00 am            Continental Breakfast
7:30 am – 9:00 am            Registration Open and Exhibitor Set-Up
8:00 am – 9:00 am            First Timers Breakfast and Information Session
8:30 am - 9:00 am             Middle Management Session (pre-registration required)
9:00 am – 10:15 am          Welcome and Keynote Speaker                                                                   
10:30 am – 11:15 am        Session 1
11:15 am – 12:00 pm        Exhibitor Time and break (light snacks and beverages)
11:45 am – 12:30 pm        Session 2
12:40 pm – 1:40 pm          Lunch, Awards and NACAC Speaker
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm            Session 3
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm            Break or Set-up for High School Counselor College Fair (for colleges
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm             Business Meeting
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm            High School Counselor College Fair (for high school counselors)
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm            Round Table "Hot Topic" Discussion Groups 
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm            Exhibitor Time and Conference Happy Hour
6:15 pm – 8:00 pm            Dinner 
8:00 pm – Midnight            Social
 
 
Tuesday, April 4
7:30 am – 9:00 am            Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 9 am                  ACCEPT meeting (stop by Continental Breakfast first)
8:00 am – 10:15 am          Exhibitors Open
9:15 am – 10:00 am          Session 4
10:15 am – 11:00 am        Session 5
11:00 am – 11:30 am        Closing session (prize giveaway)
 

GPACAC Paul Max Service Scholarship


The 2020 Paul Max Service Scholarship awards one scholarship to a student in the Great Plains each year. The scholarship amount is $1,000. The award is intended to help pay for tuition, housing, fees and/or books. Scholarship recipients will be notified of the decision by mid-April. This scholarship is a one-time award and will be mailed to your post-secondary educational institution of choice.  


Students must meet all the following scholarship requirements listed below:

  • Be a May/June 2020 high school graduate
  • Attend high school/home school in Nebraska, Kansas, or Oklahoma
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 and above (or equivalent)
  • Have completed a minimum of 100 community service hours from freshman year to date of application

To apply for the 2020 scholarship:

  • Complete the 2020 application form
  • Answer the essay question below (500 word maximum)

Essay Topic

Describe a specific community service experience. How did the experience affect you? How did it impact your leadership?

 


The scholarship application is now closed.  

 
 

GPACAC Student Scholarship 

GPACAC awards up to three scholarships to students in the Great Plains each year. The scholarship amount ranges from $500 to $1,000 per student. The award is intended to help pay for tuition, housing, fees and/or books. Scholarship recipients will be notified of the decision by mid-April. This scholarship is a one-time award and will be mailed to your post-secondary educational institution of choice.  

Students must meet all the following scholarship requirements listed below:

  • Be a May/June 2020 high school graduate
  • Attend high school/home school in Nebraska, Kansas, or Oklahoma
  • ACT Composite score of 21 or higher (or SAT equivalent)
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • Complete the application form
  • Submit the essay (approx. 400 words)

Essay Topic:

Tell us three things that are important to you. How will these things remain important to you through college and beyond? 

 

The scholarship application is now closed.  

 
 
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