NBCC Foundation Awards Nine 2014 CCE Scholarships

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The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP), Board Certified Coach (BCC) tuition assistance program and CCE professional development award scholarship recipients.

The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, recently selected the recipients of the 2014 CCE scholarships, including the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) scholarships, the Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) scholarship, the Board Certified Coach (BCC) tuition assistance program, and the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) professional development awards.

The goals of the scholarships are to increase the number of available counselors providing quality career guidance and facilitation, to increase the number of available counselors committed to human services and counseling, to increase the number of available Board Certified Coaches, and to advance the professional identity and development of CCE credential holders.

GCDF scholarship recipients will receive $5,000 to support their counseling education and recognize their commitment to providing career counseling and guidance. Courtney Hartzog, of West Jefferson, North Carolina, is working toward her master’s degree in professional school counseling at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Ahmed Mostafa Kamal, of Giza, Egypt, is pursuing his master’s degree in mental health counseling at Walden University.

In recognition of her commitment to human services and counseling, the HS-BCP scholarship recipient will receive $2,000 to support her education. The awardee, Teresa Somerlot, of Moores Hill, Indiana, is working toward her bachelor’s degree in social work at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights.

BCC tuition assistance program scholarship recipients will receive up to $3,000 each to cover the costs of an approved BCC training. The recipients are Lisa Connors, of Temple Hills, Maryland, and Lynn Ruffner, of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

CCE professional development award recipients will receive $500 each to advance their professional identities and development. The award recipients are Kim Allen, of Raleigh, North Carolina; Shoshana Kerewsky, of Eugene, Oregon; Edward Wahesh, of Villanova, Pennsylvania; and Sandra Strozier, of Hampton, Georgia.

For more information or to make a donation, visit http://www.nbccf.org. CCE, a platinum sponsor of the Foundation, provides the grant funding for these awards. More information about the GCDF, HS-BCP, BCC and other CCE credentials is available at http://www.cce-global.org.


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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