Topics for the 2007 American Counseling Association Foundation's Graduate Student Essay Contest have just been announced by ACAF Chair Jane Goodman.
Topics for the 2007 American Counseling Association Foundation's Graduate Student Essay Contest have just been announced by ACAF Chair Jane Goodman. Grad students can compete for a top prize of a $500 grant, plus ACA membership and more, by submitting a 750-word essay on one of these topics:
Enter by email or submit 3 copies of a typed, double-spaced essay, 750 word maximum length on ONE of the following subjects:
- Is it an advantage or a limitation to have counselors choose a specialty - family, career, addictions, etc. - early in their training?
- Are today's counseling students receiving adequate training to address the counseling issues related to the growing diversity of this country's population?
- Discuss what it means to be a "professional counselor" and how you plan to contribute to the growth and maturation of our profession.
Include at top left corner your name, address, email address, phone number, school name, degree program, major, name of counseling education professor and whether Subject A, B or C is addressed in the essay. Open to graduate students in counseling at accredited institutions of higher education. Send your essay via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail your 3 copies to:
ACA Foundation Student Essay Contest
5999 Stevenson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304-3300
All winning essays will also be posted on the ACA web site and the first place winner will be published in Counseling Today. The deadline for essay submission is April 27 2007. You may also download a PDF containing this information here.