Background and Purpose

The ACA Counselor Educator Advocacy Award recognizes a counselor educator for work in fostering an awareness of, and expertise in, advocacy among counseling students. It is vital to the continued health and well-being of the counseling profession that its members become interested and engaged in the policymaking process, and feel comfortable and effective in doing so.

Deadline:  Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 11:59 PM EST
Judges:  ACA Public Policy and Legislation Committee
Prize: Complimentary ACA Conference & Expo registration (travel and lodging not included). Recognition and presentation of the award at the Conference.

Eligibility, Rules and Criteria

  • Nominee must be a counselor educator.
  • Nominations will be evaluated on the basis of the nominee’s documented activities in fostering the development of legislative advocacy awareness, interest, knowledge and skills among counseling graduate students.
  • Nominations must come from an ACA member.
  • The nominee must be an ACA member.
  • Self-nominations are welcome.
  • An individual can only be nominated for one award at at time.

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Nomination Guidelines

Submit a nomination of not more than three pages in length (additional appendices and exhibits are welcome). In it, briefly:
  • Describe the programs, activities or accomplishments that you feel qualify the nominee for this award.
  • Describe the influences the nominee’s efforts have had on her or his students or graduate program.

Nomination Checklist

  • Nominee Biography
  • Nomination Letter 
  • Supporting Materials
  • Maximum of two supporting letters


**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.

Submissions must be received by Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 11:59 PM EST.

Send questions about eligibility criteria or other parts of the application process HERE. 

Supported and sponsored by the American Counseling Association Foundation.