In January 2009, the board of the Georgia College Counseling Association voted to establish the Presidents’ Grant to honor the founders and past presidents of GCCA. These grants are to encourage and support emerging graduate students in their development as professional college counselors in the state of Georgia. The Presidents’ grants are awarded yearly.
Grant winners receive a cash award of $750, registration, housing and meals at the GCCA annual conference at the King and Prince Beach Resort in Saint Simon’s Island, Georgia. Grant winners are invited to present at the annual conference either in a poster session or in a regular session and may co-present with professionals.
The applicants must be a masters, specialist, or doctoral level student in a program which prepares students to become college counselors if they choose. This could be counseling, social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, or other similar programs. The applicant’s program must be based in the State of Georgia or they must be attending a campus in Georgia.
The executive council of the GCCA considers scholastic accomplishment, demonstrated leadership, and need in determining to whom the grant will be awarded.
For additional information on the Georgia College Counseling Association please contact the Past-President of GCCA:
Jonathan C. Kerr, MS, LPC, NCC
Director, Career and Counseling Services
P.O Box 800782
Toccoa Falls College
Toccoa Falls, GA 30598