2019 national awards

The American Counseling Association recognizes and rewards member excellence through a dynamic awards program that celebrates professional achievements at every stage of a counseling career. 


The ACA Graduate Student Awards of Excellence recognize the counselors of tomorrow as they prepare for careers in the field of professional counseling. The awards offer scholarship opportunities for groups and individuals.

The Graduate Student Ethics Awards, with separate categories for master's degree and doctoral degree students, reward the exceptional and demonstrable understanding of the ACA Code of Ethics.

The Future School Counselors Awards and the Tomorrow’s Counselors Awards honor future leaders in their intended fields.

The ACA National Awards celebrate compelling contributions of practicing counselors across a wide range of specialties and practice settings. These awards recognize distinguished ACA members who are actively enhancing their profession through their work and noteworthy achievements.

The ACA Fellows Awards are the highest honor granted by the American Counseling Association.

ACA Fellows are ACA members who have contributed to the counseling profession throughout their career and have made significant contributions through professional practice, scientific achievement and governance, or teaching and training.

ACA Award winners receive their awards and recognition at the ACA Conference & Expo.

Entry requirements and deadlines are published on the individual awards pages.

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