Scholarships

The Idaho Counseling Association will grant up to twelve (12) awards.  The award will include registration to the 2023 Main Conference (Friday & Saturday).


PURPOSE
The Idaho Counseling Association believes that the best way to grow the profession is to nurture and develop leaders from within the Association.  This Scholarship offers the opportunity to get an inside look at the Association and become an essential part of ICA.

CATEGORIES
- Two (2) Emerging Leader Graduate Students from each of the following Universities:
          - Boise State University
          - Idaho State University
          - Northwest Nazarene University
          - University of Idaho
          - Other Idaho College/University
- Two (2) Emerging Leader Counseling Professionals

ELIGIBILITY
Graduate Students must be current ICA members and enrolled in a Master of Counseling program at one of the qualifying universities above.
Counseling Professionals must hold a current ICA professional membership.

EXPECTATIONS
Recipients are expected to volunteer at the 2023 ICA Conference.
Recipients are invited to take on a level of service with the Idaho Counseling Association, and their contact information will be shared with ICA Committee Chairs who may reach out with an invitation to join an ICA Committee.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE IS December 1st, 2022.


APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP HERE

Awards

All awards will be presented during the 2023 ICA Conference on January 28th, 2023.  

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:

An individual with a long and distinguished service record within the counseling profession, and  who demonstrates exemplary care for clients, fellow professionals, students, marginalized populations and anyone else served by the counseling profession. Nominees maintain the highest standards of personal conduct, and strive to be model citizens of their local communities, the counseling community, and their broader professional community. This person maintains high standards in their personal and professional conduct, and have demonstrated consistent and reliable contributions in all the areas of service, scholarship, and clinical practice during an exemplary career span.

COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR:                       

An individual who has gone beyond the call of duty by demonstrating exceptional service and achievement as a practitioner through the application of ICA goals, exemplifying the model of an ideal counselor.  This nominee demonstrates excellent rapport with clients, counselors, co-workers and the community and is highly respected among peers.

DISTINGUISHED ADVOCATE AWARD:   

An individual who, in any professional capacity, has demonstrated excellent advocacy by engaging in meaningful service and support of the counseling profession. This individual is willing to serve, promote advocacy, and create new paths for the counseling profession.  This person’s advocacy for the counseling profession has a positive impact for counselors on a local, state or national level.  This award can be given to counselors or other professionals.   

SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR:                      

An individual who has gone beyond the call of duty by providing exemplary counseling supervision to others. Supervision provided helps the supervisee with honest and constructive feedback to promote professional growth. This nominee demonstrates outstanding ethical decision making when supervising and teaching others about counseling. This supervisor can be both within the counselor educational system or for upper licensure.   

COUNSELOR EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR:

An individual who is teaching future counselors how to become professional, ethical practitioners. This nominee embraces the role of teaching, mentoring, and advising counselors-in-training and is committed to the counseling profession.

RISING STAR AWARD:

This award is for a new counselor, in their first 5 years of the profession, that has shown outstanding dedication to becoming involved in the counseling community, leadership or advocacy and that shows incredible promise in the counseling field.   

Deadlines for all award nominations: December 1st, 2022

SUBMIT AWARD NOMINATIONS HERE


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