$100 Counseling Student Professional Development Scholarship
Students may apply for this award to cover/contribute to the cost of professional association membership, workshop, or conferences (upcoming or recent past). Awards will be granted to one student from each counselor education program in Connecticut (9 awards in total). Multiple awards may be awarded to students from the same institution if applications are not received from each university.
Eligible Counselor Education Programs
Central Connecticut; Fairfield University; University of Saint Joseph; Sacred Heart University; Southern Connecticut ; University of Bridgeport; University of Connecticut; University of New Haven; Western Connecticut
Note: Students must be a member of CCA and CACES division to be considered.
In 100 words or less, provide a description of the professional development activity or conference. Include an explanation for how your attendance will inform your development as a counselor.
Dr. Robert Colbert Social Justice Award
This award is presented to one student annually in recognition of Dr. Robert Colbert, a Connecticut counselor educator committed to social justice. This award will be presented at CCA’s annual conference and will acknowledge the work of a graduate student who demonstrates a commitment to social justice.
In 200-250 words please highlight initiatives that focus on addressing disparities, promoting resilience, and breaking down obstacles for underserved populations, particularly with youth.
The winner will receive $300, a personalized acknowledgement, and free registration to the CCA Conference. Students must be a member of CCA to be considered.
$500 Early Career Counselor Educator Research Award
Eligible to full-time Counselor Educators in their first 6 years of employment as a Counselor Educator.
Application will include a description of the research study, relevance to the counselor education profession, proposed use of funds and a timeline for the research milestones. Will be requested to give permission to read the description at the CCA conference, if chosen for the award.
Note: Counselor Educator must be a CACES member to be considered. CACES awards committee will choose the recipient of the award. Awardee will be recognized at the annual CCA conference.