2021 Virtual Inclusion Conference



The Inclusion, Access and Success (IAS) Committee strives to advance the Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling's (MOACAC) commitment to inclusion for under-served students, their parents, and the educational professionals who guide them. Thus, we are proud to present this year's Virtual Inclusion Conference. This FREE two-day event is open to all high school students and parents interested in learning more about how to successfully navigate the college experience through a diversity-inclusion lens. Topics include:

  • Support Resources for Students of Color
  • Navigating Oppressive Situations on Campus
  • Leaning Into Discomfort
  • How to Bridge the Financial Gap
  • College Basics 101
  • What Colleges Look for in an Applicant
  • And More!

Students and Parents will have the ability to choose which break-out sessions they would like to attend.

Goals of the Conference

  • Assessing and advocating for the needs of under-served students and their families
  • Providing college access and success resources
  • Providing programs pertaining to college access and success
  • Managing the association’s annual scholarship
  • Providing professional development for professionals working with under-served students

Inclusion Conference Scholarship

MOACAC will be awarding three one-time $750 scholarships for students who attend a 2021 Inclusion Conference. To be eligible for this scholarship opportunity students must:
  • Be a current high school student residing in Missouri (grades 9-12)
  • Attend at least 3 live or recorded sessions over the two-day period
  • Submit a feedback video (between 1-2minutes) describing what you learned from the conference and how it will help you in college.
  • Plan to attend a MOACAC Affiliated College (see list of eligible colleges here)
Winners will be drawn after the conclusion of the 2021 Inclusion Conferences and will be notified by email.


MOACAC will also be awarding prizes and giveaways to students who attend the virtual conference. Students will be selected at random.


Don’t hesitate to ask any questions that you may have. We encourage them! Contact Amber Mitchell, or Monica Nickolai at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.


Inclusion, Access, and Success Co-Chairs:

Amber Mitchell
Ritenour High School
St. Louis, MO
[email protected]

Monica Nickolai
Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience
St. Louis, MO
[email protected]