NBCC Foundation Awards HS-BCP Scholarship to Teresa Somerlot

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Teresa Somerlot, of Moores Hill, Indiana, has been awarded a 2014 NBCC Foundation Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) scholarship.

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The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), recently awarded a 2014 NBCC Foundation Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) scholarship to Teresa Somerlot, of Moores Hill, Indiana. HS-BCP scholarships are awarded to HS-BCPs who are pursuing or intend to pursue a career in counseling. The goal of this scholarship program is to increase the number of available counselors committed to human services work. This supports the NBCC Foundation’s mission to leverage the power of counseling by strategically focusing resources for positive change.

In recognition of her commitment to human services and counseling, Somerlot will receive $2,000 to support her education. She is a graduate of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and is currently working toward her bachelor's degree in social work at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights. Her internship at Eastern Indiana Treatment Center helped her make the choice to specialize in addiction therapy, and she plans to obtain a master's degree in counseling. Ms. Somerlot is a Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP).

At Ivy Tech, Ms. Somerlot was the student speaker at her graduation ceremony and both vice president and president of the student government association. During her tenure, she gave a presentation to the board of trustees that helped to secure over $1 million for Ivy Tech's student life programs. She also established a resource center to pair students with community resources to support their education.

For more information or to make a donation, visit http://www.nbccf.org. CCE, a platinum sponsor of the Foundation, provided the grant funding for this award. More information about the HS-BCP and other CCE credentials is available at http://www.cce-global.org.
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About the NBCC Foundation
The NBCC Foundation is an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), based in Greensboro, North Carolina. NBCC is the nation’s premier professional certification board devoted to credentialing counselors who meet standards for the general and specialty practices of professional counseling. Currently, there are more than 56,000 National Certified Counselors (NCCs) in the United States and more than 50 countries. The Foundation’s mission is to leverage the power of counseling by strategically focusing resources for positive change.

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