Whitesburg KY

Summer scholarships available for preparation to be counselors

Some Kentucky schools and communities are experiencing a shortage of counselors that is projected to increase. To help meet the need, scholarship assistance is being off ered by the Kentucky Counseling Association.

Those interested in becoming school or mental health counselors, and who already possess an undergraduate degree, can get help this summer with tuition and textbooks. The association provides grants of $200 for textbooks.

Each of the participating universities will provide one tuition waiver (preference will be granted to beginning master’s students who have earned less than 15 hours). These schools are Campbellsville University, Eastern Kentucky University, Lindsey Wilson College, Morehead State University, Murray State University, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University, and Xavier University.

Documentation of acceptance by the participating university and a letter of recommendation are required, along with a completed application. The deadline for submitting materials is April 15. Go to the Kentucky Counseling Association’s website at www. kyca.org for further information and an application.

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