Outstanding Graduate Student Award

This award is presented to a graduate student in counselor education whose dedication and academic work demonstrate excellence in the theory and practice of some significant area of counseling and exhibits outstanding scholarship.

  • The individual must be a TCA member for at least one full year preceding the nomination.
  • The individual must be a student pursuing a graduate degree in counseling at any time during the year preceding the nomination.
  • The individual must have compiled an outstanding academic record in his or her graduate studies, in some significant area of counseling.
  • The individual must have demonstrated through independent work a commitment to issues of counseling (e.g. published or engaged in scholarly activities related to issues of counseling, developed innovative programs, demonstrated leadership in counseling at the local, state, regional, national, or international level, participated actively in community service and/or advocacy initiatives).

Students may submit nominations on their own behalf or have their work submitted by a colleague or professor.