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Meet the NBCC Foundation Scholars

Current NBCC Foundation Scholars

Military and Rural Scholars

Meet the 2021–2022 mental health counseling master’s students named as NBCC Foundation Scholars.

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Dr. Nicholas A. Vacc Scholar

Meet the 2021–2022 doctoral counseling student named the Dr. Nicholas A. Vacc Scholar.

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Center for Credentialing & Education Awards

Meet the 2021–2022 recipients of the CCE training awards.

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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.

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