WPRCA Scholarship Opportunities

Providing scholarship support for School Counselors, College Counselors and Graduate Students in School Counseling Programs has been a long-standing tradition and part of the mission of WPRCA! We seek to promote professional development in the counseling community, and encourage future leaders of our association. Through scholarships, we seek to encourage membership, leadership, and enhance our stature as an important organization. 


NYSACAC Scholarship

The New York State Association for College Admission Counseling is the state affiliate of the National Association for College Admission Counseling Association (NACAC). For over 50 years, NYSACAC has developed resources and networking opportunities for all professionals who work with students and families to provide college readiness, access, and success. For more information about NYSACAC, please visit https://www.nysacac.org/. 

WPRCA is proud to sponsor a $400 grant for a WPRCA member who is either a practicing college/school counselor or current graduate student attending the NYSACAC conference!

*Application Coming Soon


The Rose Cooper Award

Last year WPRCA was excited to announce a New Scholarship opportunity: The Rose Cooper Award! This scholarship award is in honor of Dr. Rose Cooper, who was a lifelong educator who taught at the secondary, post-secondary and graduate levels in New York City and in Westchester County. Dr. Cooper was active in counseling associations on the local, the state and national levels! She counseled students about their futures and worked with students in selecting options that were the best fit for them. She actively cultivated her relationships with admissions professionals so that she could advise her students in the college selection process. Dr. Cooper was an advocate for students to have a successful and fulfilling life!

Now for the 2nd year, WPRCA is proud to announce ONE $1000 scholarship for a current High School Senior planning to attend college in Fall 2019 nominated by their School Counselor, who must be a WPRCA member! The Scholarship will be awarded at our End of the Year Event in May at Concordia College!

DEADLINE TO APPLY : Monday March 4, 2019


Rose Cooper Scholarship Application 2019 (pdf)


Charlotte Pavone Memorial Scholarship

Each year WPRCA is proud to announce our annual Charlotte Pavone Memorial Scholarship for graduate students! Many of us in the School Counseling profession regarded Charlotte as an outstanding counselor, colleague, mentor and dear friend. As an active WPRCA member, she served on the Executive Board and began a mentoring program for new counselors and graduate students. Charlotte was well aware of the financial needs of our graduates. It was because of her interest and involvement that it was very appropriate that we named this award to honor her memory!

WPRCA is sponsoring TWO $600 scholarships for up to two WPRCA members who are current graduate students enrolled in a counseling program. This scholarship assists graduate students pursuing degree programs leading to certification as school counselors. The Scholarship will be awarded at our End of the Year Event in May at Concordia College!

All applicants must be current members of WPRCA!

To check your WPRCA membership status, please contact

Membership Chair Lisa Birke at lisabirke@wpcsd.k12.ny.us

Applicants will be required to complete the application with the required essay and supply a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in their graduate program and submit it to
Scholarship Committee Member
Marilyn Jablonski at marilynjablonski@aol.com
Please note: If you do not receive an acknowledgement email in receipt of your application within three days of when you submitted it, we advise that you send an email to Marilyn Jablonski to ensure that your application and all supporting documents were submitted successfully!

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday April 8, 2019


Charlotte Pavone Scholarship Application 2019 (pdf)


NYSSCA Scholarship

WPRCA awarded a $400 scholarship opportunity to defray expenses for a WPRCA Member who attended the New York School Counselor Association Annual Conference at The Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing, NY on November 15-17 2018. Please consider applying next year for a scholarship to attend  the 2019 conference!