Meet the Scholars
Current NBCC Foundation Scholars
Military and Rural Scholars
Meet the 2022-2023 mental health counseling master’s students named as NBCC Foundation Scholars.View Scholars
Dr. Nicholas A. Vacc Scholar
Meet the 2022-2023 doctoral counseling student named the Dr. Nicholas A. Vacc Scholar.View Scholar
View our past scholarship participants
History of the NBCC Foundation Scholarship Program
The Dr. Nicholas A. Vacc Scholarship was endowed in 2018 in memory of beloved professor and influential counseling advocate Dr. Nicholas Vacc by his wife, Dr. Nancy Vacc. This scholarship is awarded to a doctoral-level counseling student focused on research and/or testing that strengthens the profession of counseling and who is a member of Chi Sigma Iota.
In 2012, the Foundation awarded the first Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) grant-funded scholarship to a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). The Foundation’s partnership with CCE has since grown to offer scholarships and training awards for additional CCE credentials, such as the Board Certified Coach, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and most recently, in 2020, the Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider. These scholarships and training awards help cover the costs of approved trainings for each respective credential and assist counselors and other professionals in advancing their careers as clinicians and educators through these additional professional development opportunities.
The NBCC Foundation scholarship program exists to not only provide financial support to each recipient but to also expand the reach of counselors across the globe and advance the counseling profession. Each scholarship aligns with the Foundation’s mission to leverage the power of counseling by strategically focusing resources for positive change and seek to improve the mental health and well-being of underserved and never-served populations around the world.