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05/30/2019

PSCA CONFERENCE 64 UPDATES

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSAL SUBMISSION; AVAILABLE AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, and GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR CONFRENCE 64 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

 

Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline has been extended to June 18, 2019 at 11:59PM.

Proposals Should Reflect the Conference theme: The Point of It All: Student Success. The use and/or collection of data should be incorporated in the proposal. The link to proposal form:

https://goo.gl/forms/7DBov8Lq9CzUUoHC2

 

Graduate Students wishing to present a poster session can access that form at https://forms.gle/9QCtivRDMoPVYUaq7

 AVAILABLE AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, and GRANTS

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

From  May 23, 2019 through September 30, 2019: PSCA SCHOOL COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR (SCOY) AWARDS, COUNSELOR EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD, ADMINISTRATOR APPRECIATION AWARD, ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR, LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR, PSCA GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP, BILL LEE LEADERSHIP GRANT (Grant offers first time conference attendees the opportunity to attend the conference at no registration cost.)

PSCA SCHOOL COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR (SCOY) AWARDS

Honor 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 2018-2019 PSCA SCOY Award:

http://www.psca.schoolcounselorawards.org/scoy/

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

COUNSELOR EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

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://tinyurl.com/PSCA19

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

ADMINISTRATOR APPRECIATION AWARD

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://tinyurl.com/PSCA19

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

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

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://tinyurl.com/PSCA19

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

LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR

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://tinyurl.com/PSCA19

 For additional information, please contact the PSCA Government Relations Chair: Judith Bookhamer psca50@comcast.net

PSCA GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

The PSCA graduate student scholarship provides financial assistance to graduate students in an approved School Counselor Education program at a college/university in Pennsylvania.  The scholarship is open to PA residents who who plan to enter or are already enrolled in a graduate program which leads to a certification in school counseling. Up to $2,000 in scholarship aid may be awarded to one or more candidates.  The grants are given annually. 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 scholarship :

https://tinyurl.com/PSCA19

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

BILL LEE LEADERSHIP GRANT

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://tinyurl.com/PSCA19

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

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