Background and Purpose
The award was launched by Mrs. Cicely D. Hubele, in honor of her son, Glen E. Hubele, who was a professor of educational psychology and guidance at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.
Deadline: Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 11:59 PM EST
Judges: ACA Awards Committee
Prize: $450 honorarium, complimentary ACA Conference & Expo registration (travel and lodging not included). Recognition and presentation of the award at the Conference.
Sponsor: Initial funding from Mrs. Cicely D. Hubele, in honor of Glen E. Hubele. Subsequent funding by the American Counseling Association Foundation.
Eligibility, Rules and Criteria
To be eligible, the nominee must:
Students may submit nominations on their own behalf or have their work submitted by a colleague or professor.
- Be a student pursuing a graduate degree in counseling at any time during the period of Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2018.
- Be nearing completion of an accepted thesis, dissertation or original manuscript on issues related to the counseling profession.
- Include a two-page summary of the thesis, dissertation or original manuscript.
- Include a letter from the advisor of the thesis, dissertation or manuscript indicating the time line for completion, quality of the research, status of the project and degree of contribution to the counseling profession.
Nomination submissions will be evaluated on the basis of the relevance and importance of the issue studied to the counseling profession, quality of scholarship, originality, applicability of findings or results and adherence to proper style and source citation requirements.
- Nominations must come from an ACA member.
- The awardee must be an ACA member.
- An individual can only be nominated for one award per year.
The total submission package for this award cannot exceed 16 pages in length. All nomination materials must be combined into one document (all formats accepted), with the nomination letter first.
Nomination letter: In the letter, identify the nominee and the specific award. Explain why you believe the nominee should receive the award by responding to the specific criteria outlined in the nomination guidelines. Keep in mind that the awards reviewers are relying on the information you provide to choose the most deserving recipient for the award. Please address each nomination guideline and make sure your nominee meets the award criteria and requirements. Brevity, clarity and specificity are most important here.
In your nomination letter, briefly:
- Clearly indicate that the nominee is an enrolled candidate for a graduate degree in counseling at any time during the period of Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2018.
- Explain why the nominee's research is of interest and importance to the counseling profession.
Each nomination must include a two-page summary of the nominee's thesis, dissertation or original manuscript that demonstrates the scholarship of the nominee. Indicate if the manuscript has been submitted and/or accepted for publication.
Also include a letter from the advisor of the thesis, dissertation or manuscript indicating the time line for completion, quality of the research, status of the project and degree of contribution to the counseling profession.
Supporting materials: Include a nominee biography and a maximum of two letters in support of the nomination from others familiar with the nominee and her or his accomplishments. If there are additional materials (news reports, journal articles, etc.) that you feel help support the nominee’s achievements, please include a copy of them. You may also include a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae (CV) or resume of no more than four pages, highlighting the nominee’s relevant accomplishments, if available. Keep in mind that the total submission cannot exceed 16 pages in length.
**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.
Previous Award Winners
Naomi J. Wheeler, NCC
Michael K. Schmit, MA, LPC
Ashley J. Blount
Dodie Limberg, MA
Stephanie Tursic Burns