Awards Scholarships and Grants

Nominations for the following awards, scholarships & grants will be accepted for the awards and grants below: 

(Grant offers first time conference attendees the opportunity to attend the conference at no registration cost.)  

PSCA SCHOOL COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR (SCOY) AWARDS

Nominations accepted through October 19, 2020

This award honors school counselors who have made significant contributions to their students and/or school districts through the development and implementation of comprehensive school counseling programs based on the ASCA National Model.  PSCA seeks nominations of individual counselors representing all three levels: Elementary, Middle/Junior High and High School.  Nominees must be state certified and a practicing professional who is working full-time within Pennsylvania, and must be a member of PSCA.  Nominees must have been a practicing school counselor for at least three years and highlights of the nomination must have occured within the last five years. 
The SCOY awards program is under the direction of the Professional Recognition Committee.  This committee will review nominations, and may conduct interviews with finalists to select the PA School Counselor of the Year.  Decisions regarding this award rests with that group.  The awards are presented at the annual PSCA conference.  If the recipient  is an ASCA member, he/she may be further nominated for a similar award at the national level. 

Click here to NOMINATE for the 2019-2020 PSCA SCOY Award:  http://www.psca.schoolcounselorawards.org/scoy/

For additional information, please contact the PSCA Professional Recognitions Chair: Lindsay Smith lindsay.smith@kiskiarea.com


COUNSELOR EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Nominations accepted through November 1, 2020

Recognized individuals who have dedicated themselves to instructing, training and mentoring students preparing to become school counselors.  The award recognizes their efforts and rewards them for the commitments they have demonstrated for preparing students to help others in the profession of school counseling.  The selection and presentation of this award is under the direction of the Professional Recognition Committee and all decisions regarding this award rests with that group.  

Click here to NOMINATE someone:  https://forms.gle/xxhkTRGRYizazzVD9

The awards are presented at the annual PSCA conference.  For additional information, please contact the PSCA Professional Recognitions Chair: Lindsay Smith, lindsay.smith@kiskiarea.com


ADMINISTRATOR APPRECIATION AWARD

Nominations accepted through November 1, 2020

Acknowledges administrators (superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, assistant principals) who demonstrate an understanding and support of, commitment to and belief in the role of school counselors and comprehensive, developmental school counseling programs.   The selection and presentation of this award is under the direction of the Professional Recognition Committee and all decisions regarding this award rests with that group.  The awards are presented at the annual PSCA conference. 

Click here to NOMINATE someone:  https://forms.gle/xxhkTRGRYizazzVD9

 For additional information, please contact the PSCA Professional Recognitions Chair: Lindsay Smith, lindsay.smith@kiskiarea.com


ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

Nominations accepted through November 1, 2020

Recognizes outstanding efforts of non-school counseling individuals and/or organizations which have demonstrated exceptional support of and belief in school counseling services and programs.  The purpose of the award is to recognize individuals or organizations whose advocacy for school counseling has positively impacted school counselors and their programs on a local, state or national level.   The selection and presentation of this award is under the direction of the Professional Recognition Committee and all decisions regarding this award rests with that group. 

Click here to NOMINATE someone:  https://forms.gle/xxhkTRGRYizazzVD9
 
The awards are presented at the annual PSCA conference.  For additional information, please contact the PSCA Professional Recognitions Chair: Lindsay Smith, lindsay.smith@kiskiarea.com


LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR

Nominations accepted through November 1, 2020

Recognizes Pennsylvania officials of state and national government who demonstrate belief in and support of school counselor and guidance activities within our schools by initiating or working to pass legislation which impacts positive programming.   The selection and presentation of this award is under the direction of the Professional Recognition Committee and all decisions regarding this award rests with that group.  The award is presented at the annual PSCA conference.

To nominate someone click here:  https://forms.gle/xxhkTRGRYizazzVD9
 
For additional information, please contact the PSCA Government Relations Chair: Judith Bookhammer psca50@comcast.net


BILL LEE LEADERSHIP GRANT

Applications accepted through November 1, 2020

The Bill Lee Leadership Grant offers first time conference attendees the opportunity to attend the conference at no registration cost.  Each year PSCA awards up to five regional grants to counselors for the purpose of attending the conference.  The grant covers the conference saver package only.  Only one grant will be award to each region. The selection and presentation of this award is under the direction of the Professional Recognition Committee and all decisions regarding this award rests with that group.  

Click here to  APPLY for a grant:  https://forms.gle/xxhkTRGRYizazzVD9

The grant will be recognized at the annual PSCA conference.  For additional information, please contact the PSCA Professional Recognitions Chair: Lindsay Smith, lindsay.smith@kiskiarea.com

 

 


The mission of the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association is to expand the image and influence of professional school counselors, to promote professional and ethical practice, and to advocate for equity and access for all students.