Courtland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Scholarship Award

Background and Purpose

Awarded by Courtland C. Lee, Professor in the Counselor Education Program at the Washington, D.C., campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology from the royalties donated from the sale of the book he edited, Multicultural Issues in Counseling: New Approaches to Diversity (Fourth Edition). This award of $2500 is presented to a graduate student in counselor education whose dedication and academic work demonstrate excellence in the theory and practice of multicultural counseling.  This award is given to help defray the cost of the awardee’s graduate education.

Criteria and Requirements

To be eligible, the nominee must:

  • Be a student pursuing a graduate degree in counseling at any time during the period of Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2017.
  • Have compiled an outstanding academic record in his or her graduate studies, particularly in the area of multicultural counseling.
  • Have demonstrated through independent work a commitment to issues of multiculturalism and diversity in counseling (e.g., published or engaged in other scholarly activities related to issues of multiculturalism and diversity; developed innovative programs in the area of multiculturalism and diversity; demonstrated leadership in the areas of multiculturalism and diversity at the local, state, regional, national, or international level; participated actively in community service and/or advocacy initiatives).

Students may submit nominations on their own behalf or be nominated by a professor or colleague.  Nominations will be evaluated on the basis of demonstrated academic excellence and commitment to the advancement of multiculturalism and diversity in the profession of counseling

Nomination Guidelines

In your nomination submission:

  • Clearly indicate that the nominee is an enrolled candidate for a graduate degree in counseling at any time during the period of Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2017.
  • Include a one-page summary that provides documentation of the nominees’ academic excellence, particularly in the areas of multiculturalism or diversity.
  • Include a two-page summary of the nominee’s independent work that demonstrates his or her commitment to issues of multiculturalism and diversity in counseling (e.g., published or engaged in other scholarly activities related to issues of multiculturalism and diversity; developed innovative programs; demonstrated leadership in this area at the local, state, regional, national, or international level; participated actively in community service and/or advocacy initiatives).

Nomination Checklist

  • Nominee Biography
  • Nomination Letter
  • Supporting Materials
  • Maximum of two supporting letters
  • One-page summary on academic excellence in multiculturalism or diversity
  • Two-page summary of the nominee’s independent work that demonstrates his or her commitment to issues of multiculturalism and diversity in counseling.

Submit your nomination(s) online by Nov. 12, 2017.

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Courtland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Scholarship Award Instructions (PDF)
National Awards General Instructions (PDF)