Awards, Grants and Scholarships

Each year, OSCA is pleased to honor one School Counselor of the Year, provide three scholarships for high school seniors, and provide one grant for school counselors.

  • Oregon School Counselor of the Year

    We are now reviewing nominations for the 2024-25 School Counselor of the Year.

  • Linda C. Eby Scholarship

    We are now reviewing applications for the Linda C. Eby Scholarship.

  • Don Perkins Professional Grant

    The application window for 2024 has not opened yet. Check back soon!

How to Apply

When the application window is open, you'll find relevant dates and links above.

School Counselor of the Year (SCOY)


The School Counselor of the Year (SCOY) Award honors the best of the best - counselors who run a top-notch, comprehensive school counseling program at the elementary, middle or high school level. Please nominate your colleague who you feel exemplifies these qualities! The winner of the Oregon SCOY Award will receive a $1,000 monetary award, as well as travel and registration for the OSCA Annual Conference.


We also submit the Oregon SCOY to the application pool for the ASCA National School Counselor of the Year award. The Oregon SCOY will hold the privilege of representing OSCA at the ASCA SCOY Gala.


We are now reviewing nominations for the 2024-25 School Counselor of the Year.



Linda C. Eby Scholarship


OSCA is pleased to provide three scholarships for high school seniors. The goal of this scholarship is to recognize outstanding high school seniors and School Counselors in the state of Oregon.


Linda C. Eby served as a School Counselor for 33 years. She was on the Oregon School Counselor Association Board for 20 years. Her time and commitment to this profession was recognized in the Fall of 2014 when she received the Lifetime Achievement Award and the OSCA Board named its’ first-ever high school scholarship after her. The goal of this scholarship is to recognize outstanding high school seniors and School Counselors in the state of Oregon.


One winner will receive $3,000. Two runner-ups will each receive $1,000.


We are now reviewing applications for the Linda C. Eby Scholarship.


Winners will be notified by April 30, 2024.


Don Perkins Professional Grant


OSCA is pleased to provide a grant for school counselors. The goal of this grant is to support school counselors in developing programs and receive training in order to benefit students.


  • We typically accept applications between February and March each year. Check back soon for 2024 dates!
  • You may request up to $500.
  • OSCA members employed as school counselors are eligible.
  • We typically announce the winner in April or May of the same year.
  • Recipients must spend grant funds by the end of the following school year. The exact date is provided each year.
  • We honor one recipient each application cycle.


If selected to receive the Don Perkins Grant, we ask that you submit a program proposal for a break-out session at the OSCA Conference that follows receipt of a grant (i.e., if you receive a grant in April, you will propose a break-out session at next October's conference). Alternately, you can write a brief article for the OSCA newsletter describing what you did, how students benefited, and your recommendations to other school counselors, due before the OSCA Conference following receipt of grant.


Examples of programs and training OSCA has funded:

  • Crisis Response training for counselors
  • Library of resources for parents
  • Love & Logic training for a counselor
  • Peer Mediation Training of Trainers
  • Incentives program to improve students’ academic success.

Applications for the 2024 grant are not open yet. Check back soon for 2024 dates!

Congratulations to our 2023 winners!

From Left to Right: Alisha Avalos, Linda C. Eby Scholarship Winner; Tristen Phillips, Linda C. Eby Scholarship Winner

Questions?

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