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2018 NVLPC Scholarship Contest
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Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors

$1000 Student Scholarship

Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors (NVLPC) is offering a $1000 Student Scholarship to be awarded at the General Membership Meeting in the spring of 2018. Scholarship winners must be active student members of NVLPC and currently enrolled in a counseling program.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. 1)  Active membership in NVLPC.

  2. 2)  Currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral counseling program verified by enrollment documents, such as, an official/unofficial transcript or proof of enrollment from the admissions department.

  3. 3)  Write an essay demonstrating a desire to continue growing and developing in the field of counseling.

  4. Application Process
  1. 1)  Write an article of 600 words or less on any topic of choice which interests you. Include an introduction of the topic, explain your interests, and how you hope to apply that interest to your career goal in counseling. For example; my topic could be about the healing aspects of owning a dog. My interest would describe what I’ve observed in how dogs heal hurts in humans. In conclusion, I would discuss the desire to do pet therapy with my future clients. Look for examples in the 2017 newsletters.

  2. 2)  By submitting an article, you authorize transfer of the rights of ownership for publication in the NVLPC newsletter regardless of winning status.

  3. 3)  The application must be submitted in a separate file from that of the essay. Please do not include any identifying information on the essay page.

  4. 4)  Submit a completed application with the essay by email, no later than March 31, 2018.

    Contact Katrina Clayton at for questions and submission of your application, including all of the required documents.

A scholarship sub-committee reviews submitted applications based on an established rubric. Winners are determined by the following rubric criteria:

  • Area of Interest Application to Counseling
  • Demonstration of a Desire to Continue to Develop in Counseling Enthusiasm
  • Writing Mechanics & Information Sharing

Applications may be submitted to Gina Hafez at

APPLICATION IS DUE: MARCH 31, 2018 (Midnight)

 You can use the application below for all three parts of your application.

If you prefer to apply through email, click HERE to download the scholarship application. 


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