Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and Awards


Nassau Counselors’ Association (NCA) is pleased to announce the 2022 NCA Awards, listed below. All nominations can be submitted through the below Google Form and are due by Friday, May 5, 2023:

2023 NCA Award Nomination Google Form:

Submit your nomination(s) via Google Form: Click Here

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 Jayne Gordon at

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

Flyer for Exemplary Practice Guidance and Mini-Grant Awards 2023


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 applies easily to elementary and junior high school settings. Questions? Contact Seeta Ramprasad at

Flyer for Exemplary Practice Guidance and Mini-Grant Awards 2023

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


High School Students:

NCA awards The Joseph Bruzzese High School Scholarship to outstanding student leaders and volunteers graduating from Nassau County High Schools and thousands of dollars in scholarships are given out each year! Contact Ricky V. Papandrea for information on applying at

High School Scholarship Application

Graduate School Students:

NCA awards the Marie C. Quinn Memorial Scholarship to graduate students who live, work or attend school in Nassau County who are in Counseling programs to assist them in their studies. Students in a graduate counseling program who have completed at least one year / 12 credits and demonstrates academic excellence and commitment to the counseling profession are encouraged to apply.

Contact Sue Moller for information on applying at

Marie Quinn Award Application