ACA graduate student members are invited to enter the annual essay competitions, sponsored by the American Counseling Association Foundation (ACAF).
Two grand prize essayists will be awarded $1,000, a complimentary 2016 Conference & Expo registration, a $250 ACA eGift Certificate, and publication of their essay in Counseling Today
. Prizes will also be awarded for runner up and honorable mention recipients. Awards will be officially presented at the ACA 2016 Conference & Expo
(Montreal: March 31 - April 3).
This year, the essay theme addresses the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies (MSJCC). The deadline for essay submissions is December 11, 2015.
Participate in one of these competitions:
Graduate Student Essay Competition - Supported by Gerald and Marianne Corey and Allen and Mary Bradford Ivey (open to all ACA members enrolled in counseling-related graduate studies at an accredited college or university).
Future School Counselors Essay Competition - Supported by the Roland and Dorothy Ross Trust (open to all ACA members enrolled in counseling-related studies at an accredited college or university leading to a career as a professional school counselor at the elementary, middle, or high school level). Only future school counselors who intend to function in preK-12 educational settings are eligible.
The online application, full competition rules, and additional information can be found here