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Graduate Student Awards of Excellence

The American Counseling Association and the American Counseling Association Foundation are honored to present the Graduate Student Awards of Excellence to recognize and reward an outstanding cadre of graduate students preparing for careers in the field of professional counseling.

Application Deadline

  • January 10, 2020, 11:59 PM EST

Award Notification

  • Winners chosen and announced on February 14, 2020

Awards

Graduate Student Ethics Awards for Master’s Degree Students

The Ethics Awards for Master’s Degree Students recognize exceptional, demonstrable understanding of the ACA Code of Ethics, the foundation of ethical professional counseling practice. The awards are open to all American Counseling Association members enrolled in a master’s degree program in counseling or counselor education. ACA member students must be enrolled for a minimum of three credits during the term when the awards application process takes place.

The ACA Graduate Student Ethics Awards for Doctoral Degree Students

The Graduate Student Ethics Awards for Doctoral Degree Students recognize exceptional, demonstrable understanding of the ACA Code of Ethics, the foundation of ethical professional counseling practice. The awards are open to all American Counseling Association members enrolled in a doctoral program in counseling or counselor education. ACA member students must be enrolled for a minimum of three credits during the term when the awards application process takes place.

The ACA Future School Counselors Awards

The Future School Counselors Awards recognize graduate counseling students with exceptional insight and understanding about the school counseling profession and the work of professional school counselors who interact with elementary, middle school or high school students. The awards are open to all ACA members enrolled in counseling-related graduate studies in the fall of 2019 at an accredited college or university working toward a career as a professional school counselor at the elementary, middle or high school level. These awards are sponsored by the Roland and Dorothy Ross Trust and the American Counseling Association Foundation.

The ACA Tomorrow's Counselors Awards

The American Counseling Association Tomorrow’s Counselors Awards recognize graduate counseling students with exceptional insight and understanding about the counseling profession and the work of professional counselors in mental health, private practice, community agency, agency, organization or related counseling settings. The awards are open to all ACA members enrolled in counseling-related graduate studies in the fall of 2019 at an accredited college or university working toward a career in mental health, private practice, community agency, agency, organization and related counseling settings. These awards are sponsored by Gerald and Marianne Corey, Allen and Mary Bradford Ivey and the American Counseling Association Foundation.

Supported and sponsored by the American Counseling Association Foundation.

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