Emerging Leader Grant for 2021-2022
***The Emerging Leader Grant Application is due by December 7th, 2021.***
The American College Counseling Association (ACCA) is pleased to invite applications from
graduate students and new professionals for the Emerging Leader Grant (ELG) to attend either
the ACCA or ACA (American Counseling Association) Annual Conferences in 2022. Applicants must
be willing to attend and serve in the ELG position at either conference as assigned by the ACCA
Graduate students must be actively enrolled in a master’s or doctoral graduate counseling program
(e.g. clinical mental health, clinical psychology, counselor education and supervision). New
professionals are those working in college counseling within 2 years of matriculating from a
counseling graduate program, or within 2 years of transitioning from another counseling profession
into college counseling. College counseling includes a variety of professions such as mental health,
career, or disability services.
The review and selection committee will typically be comprised of the Graduate Student Member-at-
Large (GS-MAL), an Executive Council Member, the ACCA Graduate Student & New Professionals
(GSNP) Committee Chair/Co-chair and/or members, and previous ELG recipients. Throughout the
process, the GS-MAL will be the primary contact person for questions by applicants as well as
assistance, support, and follow-up with ELG recipients throughout the year.
The Emerging Leader Grant covers the cost of the ACCA or ACA conference registration
only. This is NOT a cash/monies grant.
ACCA Emerging Leaders responsibilities prior, during and after the ACCA or ACA
A). Applications are due electronically by email by email to Amy Broadwater @
Arbroadwater01@alaska.edu. Submit all materials as PDF files. No applications will be
accepted in any form other than electronically. The ELG review committee will examine all
applications for eligibility.
B). Applications must include ALL of the following (7 items):
C). Decisions are based on the quality of the submitted information and each category is given
consideration in the overall score. The ELG review committee will conduct a blind review of the
applications to select grant recipients.
D). All ELG applicants will be notified by email regarding their application status. Those awarded an
Emerging Leader Grant will be sent a separate email with further information about conference
A). Applicants must be a student or new professional member of ACA and ACCA. Individuals who
are not current members must affiliate with ACCA as a division within ACA in order to be
considered for this award. To join ACA and ACCA, please visit the ACA webpage for
membership information and forward your confirmation email of your membership to the
GS-MAL. The review committee chair will confirm verification of membership in ACA and ACCA
before considering your application.
B). Applicants cannot have previously received an Emerging Leader Grant from ACCA.
Questions can be directed to:
Amy Broadwater, Ph.D., LAC, NCC
Member-at-Large, Graduate Students and New Professionals
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