2016 NCA Past President Scholarship Award due 8/15/2016

06/17/2016 12:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Nebraska Counseling Association continues to celebrate the awarding of its Past President’s Scholarship to a graduate student who is pursuing a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling. This scholarship fund was established some years ago when a memorial donation was received after the death of Eldon Heskett, an NCA past president. Since that time memorials from families and friends of deceased NCA members have been deposited to this fund. In addition, on April 29, 1989, NCA took action to allocate earned interest from all NCA accounts to be transferred to the Past President’s Scholarship Fund to indicate support for this project. The first award was made in 1995. The NCA Executive Board has determined that three $300 scholarships will be awarded in 2016. 

A committee of three former Presidents will select winners from applicants who have submitted appropriate documentation to NCA. Past winners may apply again for a second scholarship, but the committee will give priority to applicants who have not previously received a scholarship from this fund. If you have any questions, please contact Past President Nicole Trevena Flores at nicole.trevena@doane.edu who will be the chair of this year's selection committee. 

Eligibility for this award includes: 

1. Applicants must be accepted into a graduate counseling program in the state of Nebraska with the intention of continuing in the program until they complete a master’s degree. 

2. Applicants shall be current members of NCA. 

3. Applicants shall have a Grade Point Average of at least 3.5 on a 4-point scale. Submit current transcript. 

4. Applicants shall create and submit an application letter (limit 2 pages) that clearly indicates their intention to continue in the program and express their thoughts about their motivation to enter the counseling profession. 

All Eligible Graduate Students are encouraged to apply. Scholarship winners will be presented with checks at the state conference lunch on Thursday, October 7, 2016. Application letters must be emailed to nicole.trevena@doane.edu by August 15th, 2016 to be eligible. 

NCA 2016 Awards Nomination-.doc

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