The American Counseling Association
2019 Graduate Student
Awards of Excellence

Welcome, graduate student members of the American Counseling Association!

The annual American Counseling Association Graduate Student Awards of Excellence, supported and sponsored by the American Counseling Association Foundation, are open to all graduate student members of the American Counseling Association.

Through these award programs, the American Counseling Association and the American Counseling Association Foundation have been honored to recognize and reward an outstanding cadre of graduate students preparing for careers in the field of professional counseling.

The American Counseling Association 2019 Graduate Student Awards of Excellence include four awards:

The ACA Graduate Student Ethics Awards for Master’s Degree Students
The American Counseling Association Graduate Student 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 American Counseling Association 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 American Counseling Association 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 2018 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 2018 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.

The Awards Program Calendar

The American Counseling Association 2019 Graduate Student Awards of Excellence will operate on the following schedule:

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

**NOTE:  If this is the first time you have submitted a nomination, you must create an account.  The email and password for the awards submission system may or may NOT be the same as your ACA website email and password.  They are different systems, and are not linked.

  • All essays must be received by Dec. 10, 2018, 11:59 PM EST.
  • Award recipients will be announced in mid-February 2019.
  • Award winners will be recognized during the ACA 2019 Conference & Expo, which takes place from March 28 to March 31, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Recognition details are included with the submission guidelines for each award.
Supported and sponsored by the American Counseling Association Foundation.

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