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Emerging Leader Applications Due

  • Saturday, January 01, 2022
  • Monday, January 31, 2022

The Oklahoma School Counselor Association is seeking a driven school counselor that possesses leadership skills and a desire to participate in furthering the mission and vision of OSCA through personal enthusiasm, professional advocacy, and active contribution.

The winner of the Emerging Leader Grant will receive up to $2,000.00 in order to attend the ASCA National Conference. The winner will be announced at the end of National School Counseling Week.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a current member of the Oklahoma School Counselor Association

  • Must be a practicing school counselor in Oklahoma

Submission Requirements:

  • Submission of current resume

  • Submission of 1 letter of recommendation

  • 500-word maximum essay that addresses the following areas:


  • Vision for the future of the school counseling profession

  • Vision of the impact you hope you make on your students

  • Vision for your own professional growth

Leadership (include examples of leadership or aspirations of leadership for the following):

  • Your current school site

  • Your school district

  • The state of Oklahoma


  • Define concrete goals that will help you accomplish your vision

Requirements of Winner:

  • Present something learned at the ASCA Conference at the next OSCA Annual Conference

  • Join and participate in an OSCA Committee of your choice for at least one term (current committee members may apply if not serving in a board position)

Apply here: https://www.okschoolcounselor.org/Emerging-Leader-Grant

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