Scholarships

2021 HPC Scholarships

Below is information regarding scholarships available to current students in HPC. Students may apply to more than one scholarship, but in an effort to support as many students as possible, no student will be awarded more than one scholarship.

The links below will take you to the scholarship application pages, which are only active during the timeframe when applications are being accepted (typically open one month before and up to the due date/time listed). Note that some of the scholarships are available to apply for in the spring and some are available to apply for in the fall. Before applying, you are encouraged to click on the application link (once it is open) in order to see what the submission forms look like and to ensure you gather the requisite information in advance of submitting. Late applications will not be accepted.


Brendan Conor Smith Memorial Scholarship

To provide support to full time graduate students majoring in CMHC and earning an Addiction Counseling Certificate who plan to focus on addiction counseling in their career.

Eligible Programs: CMHC

Possible Award: This scholarship is not available for 2021-22.

Criteria:
CMHC student enrolled in the Addictions Certificate program
GPA 3.5 or higher
Enrolled full-time
Commitment to an internship that at least 50% focuses on addiction treatment
Preference to students who do not have a scholarship from the Governor's Institute

Application Instructions, Due Date, and Survey Link:
Write a letter of application (no more than 500 words) addressing your commitment to and plan for working in the addiction field after graduation. Include professional development goals related to addictions work and how obtaining this scholarship would support those goals.

Save the letter as a pdf file and label as follows: last name_first name_BCS_Scholarship

Submit Application Here 

Due: Fall TBA (when available)

 

Don Rhodes, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

To provide support to full-time graduate students concentrating in studies that will prepare them to work with adults with addiction remediation. Applicants must be admitted for enrollment or currently enrolled and in good academic standing. This scholarship is renewable. Administration related to this endowment is the responsibility of the Chair of the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling or their Designee.

Eligible Programs: CMHC and MFT

Possible Award: $1200 (1 award) or $600 (2 awards)

Criteria:
HPC student enrolled in the Addictions Certificate program
GPA 3.5 or higher
Enrolled full-time
Commitment to an internship that at least 50% focuses on addiction treatment
Preference to students who do not have a scholarship from the Governor's Institute

Application Instructions, Due Date, and Survey Link:
Write a letter of application (no more than 500 words) addressing your commitment to and plan for working in the addiction field after graduation. Include professional development goals related to addictions work and how obtaining this scholarship would support those goals.

Save the letter as a pdf file and label as follows: last name_first name_DR_Scholarship

Submit Application Here 

Due: Fall TBA

 

Glenda T. Hubbard Graduate Scholarship

Must be pursuing a graduate degree in Counselor Education in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling.

Eligible Programs: CMHC and PSC

Possible Award: $900

Criteria:
CMHC or PSC student
Enrolled full-time
Must demonstrate financial need

Application Instructions, Due Date, and Survey Link:
Write a letter of application (no more than 500 words) describing your financial need and identifying professional development goals and how obtaining this scholarship would support those goals.

Save the letter as a pdf file and label it as follows: last name_first name_GTH_Scholarship

Submit Application Here

Due: April 1, 2021

 

Grover Fielding Yancey and Kathleen Coggins Yancey Endowment for the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling

To provide support to graduate students working towards a Master of Arts degree in a course of study within Human Development and Psychological Counseling who demonstrate financial need to the satisfaction of the selection committee (a FAFSA form is not required).

Eligible Programs: CMHC, MFT, PSC, SAA

Possible Award: $800 (2 awards)

Criteria:
HPC student
Enrolled full-time
Must demonstrate financial need

Application Instructions, Due Date, and Survey Link:
Write a letter of application (no more than 500 words) stating your rationale for being considered for this scholarship based on your financial need.

Save the letter as a pdf file and label it as follows: last name_first name_GKY_Scholarship

Submit Application Here

Due: April 1, 2021

 

Jones-Dotson Scholarship

Applicants must be admitted to a recognized Human Development and Psychological Counseling Program.

Eligible Programs: CMHC, MFT, PSC, SAA

Possible Award: $1100 (1 award) or $550 (2 awards)

Criteria:
HPC student
Enrolled full-time
Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in internship (HPC 6900) during the upcoming school year
Must demonstrate financial need

Application Instructions, Due Date, and Survey Link:
Write a letter of application (no more than 500 words) describing your financial need and identifying professional development goals and how obtaining this scholarship would support those goals.

Save the letter as a pdf file and label it as follows: last name_first name_JD_Scholarship

Submit Application Here 

Due: Fall TBA

 

Legacy of a Lifetime Scholarship

To provide scholarship assistance to full-time graduate counseling students in the Department of HPC. Preference will be given to former student-athletes, or at the discretion of the Counseling Program Committee for study abroad opportunities or other projects that will allow students to conduct counseling research. May be renewed if a full-time student.

Eligible Programs: CMHC and PSC

Possible Award: $1100 (3 awards)

Criteria:
HPC students who are enrolled on a full-time basis
GPA 3.5 or higher
Preference to former college athletes
Must demonstrate financial need

Application Instructions, Due Date, and Survey Link:
Write a letter of application (no more than 500 words) describing your financial need, and stating how you would benefit from this scholarship and how the skills you gained as a student athlete will aid you in your graduate and life/career planning process.

Provide a 1-page letter of reference from a former coach or advisor verifying your previous college-level athletic involvement.

Combine both files into one pdf document and label it as follows:
last name_first name_LL_Scholarship

Submit Application Here 

Due: April 1, 2021

*If you are waiting for a reference letter, please submit your letter of application by the due date, and send the reference letter separately to Margaret Hardin (hardinmp@appstate.edu) via email, once you have it.

 

Nancy Campbell Howell Scholarship

This Endowment Scholarship is dedicated to the life and spirit of Nancy Campbell Howell. Nancy graduated from HPC/PSC in 2000 and practiced as a professional school counselor in Davie County until her death in 2004. Her parents, Mary and Glen Campbell, have created this scholarship to support school counseling students with expenses for tuition and books.

Eligible Program: PSC

Possible Award: $2199 (2 awards)

Criteria:
PSC Student
Enrolled full-time
Completed a minimum of 9 credit hours
Have a financial need
Demonstrated academic achievement
Demonstrated promise as a professional school counselor
Demonstrated qualities of maturity, creativity, perspective, sensitivity to others, humanism, and a commitment to school counseling

Application Instructions, Due Date, and Survey Link:
Submit a one-page letter identifying how you meet the scholarship criteria and why you should be selected to receive the award.

Save the letter as a pdf file and label it as follows:  last name_first name_NCH_Scholarship

Submit application here

Due: April 1, 2021