How to Apply:
You may complete the application form below after reading though the information about the grant. You may also download and submit a hard copy to GCCA Past President by clicking here. Contact information is available on form.
Grant Description and Criteria:
The Georgia College Counseling Association is pleased to help support the future of our profession through Presidents’ Grants. In January 2009, the board voted to establish the Presidents’ Grant to honor the founders and past presidents of GCCA. These grants, awarded annually, are to encourage and support emerging graduate students in their development as professional college counselors in the state of Georgia.
Presidents’ Grants are designed for students in graduate programs located in Georgia which may lead to employment as a college counselor. Grant winners are expected to present at the Annual Conference either in a poster session or in a regular session, and may co‐present with professionals. The information below applies to the 2018-2019 academic year. For more information about GCCA please go here. See below for contact information specific to the Presidents’ Grant.
Criteria for applicants:
Rules and Regulations:
Grant winners are required to present at the Annual Conference. This may be a 20 minute poster session (this may be done via PowerPoint presentation) or a regular, 1.5 hour presentation session. Grant recipients are also expected to assist at the conference with tasks assigned by the executive council. *Doctoral Students must present a 1.5 hour program.
The GCCA Council will review all applications and make recommendations to the Past‐President as to whom the grant should be awarded. The review process will be “blind.” Applicants will be assigned a number and personally identifiable information will be removed before applications are reviewed. Scholastic accomplishment, demonstrated leadership, and financial need will be considered in determining grant recipients. The Council may modify the criteria or other aspects of the grant. The Council may elect to offer more than one grant during a given year.
Contact for Presidents’ Grant Information:
If you have any questions regarding the Presidents’ Grant, do not hesitate to contact the current GCCA Past‐President. All grant applications are submitted directly to the Past‐President, who will also inform all applicants of their status after grant recipients are selected.
Director Student Support Services,
Georgia Highlands College
3175 Cedartown Highway
Rome, GA 30161