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Brockport Counselor Education Specific Scholarships

Irene Rivera de Royston Scholarship In Counselor Education

This scholarship recognizes an outstanding student in Counselor Education program who has completed the introductory course (Self in Society) and has a GPA of 3.0 or higher at time of application. Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to the counseling profession as judged by the selection committee. First preference will be given to students of Hispanic or African-American descent who meet the other criteria.

Kathleen Krebs Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes a non-traditional graduate student, aged 25 years or more, accepted into the Department of Counselor Education, and who is beginning graduate education for the first time or a student who is returning to school after taking time off to raise a family or pursue other interests. First preference is given to a woman student, and second preference to any accepted student in the counselor education program, who is of non-traditional age. Applicant must submit a required essay that demonstrates a passion for the counseling profession.

Joseph R. Kandor Nu Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota Award of Excellence

This scholarship recognizes an outstanding graduate student in the College at Brockport Counselor Education program with a GPA of at least 3.5, has two semesters of study at Brockport remaining after receipt of this scholarship, has completed at least 18 but not more than 42 graduate hours, and demonstrates the potential for excellence in a career as a professional counselor as judged by the selection committee. This scholarship requires a personal interview with members of the selection committee. It also requires students to complete the Nu Chapter Award of Excellence application.

Brockport Foundation Scholarships: Adult Students

Outstanding Adult Student Award

The Sherrill’s Promise Award

Cyril & Gertrude Stanton Hare Scholarship

Karen Schuhle-Williams Exemplary Adult Student Scholarship

Brockport Foundation Scholarships: Graduate Students

Brockport Alumni Association Legacy Student Scholarships

Barnes & Noble College Bookstore/ BASC Scholarship

Donald, Betty and Kevin Day Scholarship

Veterans Scholarship

Ralph P. and Elizabeth B. Gennarino Scholarship

Environmental Health Award

Tae Kwon Do Scholarship

COSAC Scholarship

George Rich Student Philanthropy Award

Raye H. Conrad Migrant Worker Scholarship

Brockport Foundation Scholarships: Graduate Students with Disabilities

Andrew D. and Sue P. Virgilio Scholarship

James Francis Harris Memorial Award


Other Financial Support

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Student Loans

Financial Support for Veterans


External Scholarships and Grants

American Counseling Association’s Ross Trust Future School Counselors Essay Competition

Supported by the Roland and Dorothy Ross Trust, the Future School Counselors Essay Competition is hosted annually by the American Counseling Association (ACA) for student members who are enrolled in counseling-related studies at accredited U.S. colleges or universities to build a career in elementary or secondary school counseling. Participants must write an original 500-word essay that discusses the purpose of ethical standards in the counseling profession and how they can be more effectively communicated. Each year, one grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and 15 runners-up will be given a $250 ACA eGift certificate.

ASCA Foundation Scholarship Program

Through the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) Foundation, a scholarship program is held annually to award $1,000 for up to 10 outstanding graduate students who are currently enrolled in a master’s-level degree program for school counseling, guidance services, college counseling, or student counseling. Eligible applicants must attend an accredited U.S. graduate school, carry a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, exhibit promise as future school counselors, submit at least one letter of recommendation, and attach a current resume. With the goal of promoting diversity, preference will be given to ethnic minority students and males.

American Mental Health Counselor Association

The American Mental Health Counselor Association extends the Travel Award Scholarship to current graduate level students of clinical and mental health. The scholarship is meant to cover the traveling expenses of graduate students who plan on attending the annual AMHCHA Conference in Seattle Washington.

Mental Health Association of Genesee and Orleans Counties

Each year the MHA of Genesee and Orleans Counties offers scholarships to eligible students are offered by the MHA designed to provide financial assistance to individuals who are pursuing their education at an institution of higher learning in the fields of human or social services.  Applicants must have their primary residence in Genesee or Orleans County, be accepted at an accredited college or university, and be enrolled in an eligible program by the time the scholarship is awarded  (May 2019). Eligible programs include:  Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology or Human Services. Three scholarship(s) will be awarded annually: MHA Board of Directors Scholarship Award in the amount of $500.00 for Genesee County residents, MHA Board of Directors Scholarship Award in the amount of $500.00 for Orleans County residents, Constance E. Miller Scholarship Award in the amount of $2000.00. In addition to the above criteria, the Constance E. Miller Scholarship applicants must have at least 36 credits toward a bachelor’s degree or enrollment in a Masters level program.

National Board for Certified Counselors Military Scholarship

The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 spring military scholarships for service members, veterans, and their spouses pursuing a career in professional counseling. The military scholarship was created to increase the number of counselors available to serve military personnel and families.

These scholarships provide financial support to students who are currently enrolled in a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)-accredited, master’s-level counseling program; are active duty, have served in the military, or are a military spouse; and who commit to serve military personnel within one year of graduation for the duration of a minimum of at least two years post-graduation. Five scholarships in the amount of $8,000 are available.

NBCC Rural Scholarship

The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 spring rural scholarships for students pursuing a career in professional counseling. The rural scholarships were created to increase the number of counselors available to serve people in rural areas.

These scholarships provide financial support to students who are currently enrolled in a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)-accredited counseling master’s program, live in a rural area, and commit to serve rural populations within one year of graduation for the duration of a minimum of at least two years post-graduation.
Five scholarships in the amount of $8,000 are available.

NBCC Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors

The NBCC Foundation and NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, are pleased to announce the 2019 application period for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP) for Addictions Counselors (MFP-AC). This program is made possible by a grant awarded to the NBCC Foundation in collaboration with NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The program will administer up to 40 master’s degree-level counseling fellowships of $15,000 for addictions counseling students, plus the travel expenses to participate in other program-related trainings.

The NBCC MFP helps ensure that the behavioral health needs of all Americans are met, regardless of language or culture, thereby reducing health disparities and improving overall community health and well-being. Minorities include but are not limited to racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, rural, or military groups. By strategically promoting and providing fellowships to master’s-level counseling students, the NBCC MFP strengthens the infrastructure that engages diverse individuals in counseling and increases the number of substance use disorder professional counselors who provide direct substance use disorder services minority populations.

Eligible applicants must demonstrate knowledge of and experience in addictions/substance abuse services to one or more of the following: underserved minority communities, child/adolescent and geriatric groups, minority communities in inner cities and rural areas, minority persons (including LGBT), or those who are veterans or are from military families.

NBCC Minority Fellowship Program for Mental Health Counselors

The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 application period for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP) for Mental Health Counselors (MHC-M). This program is made possible by a grant awarded to the NBCC Foundation by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The NBCC Foundation will administer up to 30 master’s-level counseling fellowships of $10,000, plus the travel expenses to participate in program-related trainings for mental health counseling students.

The NBCC MFP helps ensure that the behavioral health needs of all Americans are met, regardless of language or culture, thereby reducing health disparities and improving overall community health and well-being. Minorities include but are not limited to racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, rural, or military groups. By strategically promoting and providing fellowships to master’s-level counseling students, the NBCC MFP strengthens the infrastructure that engages diverse individuals in counseling and increases the number of professional counselors.

Eligible applicants must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with one or more of the following: underserved minority communities, child/adolescent and geriatric groups, minority communities in inner cities and rural areas, minority persons (including LGBT), or those who are veterans or are from military families. Eligible applicants must commit to teach, administer services, conduct research, and/or provide direct mental health counseling to at least one of the above-listed populations.

American School Health Association Scholarships

Annually, the American School Health Association (ASHA) offers four $500 scholarships as financial assistance to college students who are focusing their studies in health education, school counseling, guidance counseling, school nursing, or related school health fields. To qualify, candidates must be pursuing a career within the K-12 school community, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, have attained at least junior-level standing, attend an accredited U.S. institution, and have unmet financial need. Recipients will also be given a free three-year student membership and be invited to the Annual School Health Conference.

Lullelia W. Harrison Scholarships in Counseling

Funded by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, the Lullelia W. Harrison Scholarships in Counseling are granted annually for $500 to $1,000 apiece to undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in an accredited degree program for counseling, including school counseling. Eligible candidates must be attending an approved U.S. university, maintain full-time enrollment status, make satisfactory academic progress, be actively involved in community service activities, and showcase professional potential. Applications must include three letters of recommendation, official college transcripts, proof of enrollment, copies of W-2 forms, documentation of volunteer work, and a 150-word personal goals statement.

Last Updated 5/7/19

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