Scholarships and Awards

Nassau Counselors’ Association (NCA) is pleased to announce the 2024 NCA Awards, listed below. All nominations can be submitted through the Google Form linked below and are due by Friday, April 19, 2024

Submit the 2024 NCA Award Nominations in this Google Form:

Administrator of the Year:

Recognizes an administrator or supervisor, who is not directly responsible for supervising counselors and/or human development specialists, for their outstanding support of the profession. Questions? Contact Joy-Anne D’Anca at

Joseph Bruzzese High School Scholarship:

The organization wishes to honor seniors who have demonstrated exceptional concern for people. Eligible students must show a commitment to helping others in their school or community. Financial status and academic achievement are not factors in the selection of candidates. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ricky Papandrea:

The student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Attend a high school in Nassau County.
  2. Be a June 2024 graduate.
  3. Plan to pursue further education after high school graduation.
  4. Show evidence of concern for others through leadership or participation in an activity that is devoted to helping people.

NCA Scholarship Application – 2024 (Fillable Form)

College Counselor of the Year:

This award is designed to recognize an individual from within the college counseling setting who has consistently gone above and beyond their job description to give service to the counseling profession as a whole. Questions? Contact Dave Follick at

Counselor of the Year:

Recognizes the outstanding contribution to our profession and the students of Nassau County by a counselor and/or human development specialist. Questions? Contact Susan Ellis at

Exemplary Practices:

Recognizes an outstanding counseling and/or human development service in Nassau County. Questions? Contact Seeta Ramprasad at


The Mini-Grant program was established to encourage the implementation of innovative counseling programs while promoting the positive image of counselors and counseling. It is not limited to high schools but also applies easily to elementary and middle school settings. Questions? Contact Seeta Ramprasad at

Stu Agins Memorial Service Award:

This award is designed to recognize an individual who has been very much involved in service to the Nassau Counselors’ Association and to the counseling community. Questions? Contact Cynthia Rossi at

More detailed information is available here, or contact Program Chair, Kathleen Dunne at