Tuesday, August 7, 2012

ICA Scholarships Available for Professional Development and Research

The ICA Foundation offers two awards each year:

The Merlin W. Schulz Professional Development Grant is to support an individual’s attendance at a professional conference or to allow for participation in enrichment workshops.

The Foundation will be awarding up to a maximum of $1000 for the Schulz Professional Development Grant in 2012. 

The second grant, the Melanie E. Rawlins Research Grant, is awarded to support research in the counseling field. This year a maximum of two grants will be given in the amount of $1000 each.

Applications for the Schulz and Rawlins Grants were in the last edition of Contact and can also be found on the ICA website.

The submission deadline for both grants is September 1, 2012

The Illinois Counseling Association Foundation (ICAF) was established to “enhance individual human development by conducting and fostering programs of education and research in the field of counseling." For the last four years ICAF has been providing funding for professional development, research, and the promotion of counseling and the Illinois Counseling Association. As a foundation, the ICAF is a non-profit organization with the purpose of providing funding to support counseling endeavors in Illinois. For those interested in contributing to the Foundation, information can be found on the ICA website www.ilcounseling.org look under the Foundation menu in the left hand navigation menu.