Awards

AARC proudly recognizes the outstanding contributions of its professional and graduate student members through its annual awards program.

Annual Awards Program

Each year, the organization bestows four awards on deserving members based on their scholarly pursuits and/or dedicated service to the profession.

Donald Hood Student Research Grant

AARC continues its commitment to excellence in scholarship and clinical practice through the awarding of the Donald Hood Student Research Grant. This annual grant program is designed to recognize and honor those who are seeking to complete research investigations that show promise for outstanding contributions to the counseling profession.

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Multicultural Assessment and Research in Counseling Student Grant

AARC is committed to excellence in student scholarship through the awarding of the Multicultural Assessment and Research in Counseling (MARC) Student Grant. This annual grant program is designed to recognize and honor AARC student members who are seeking to complete assessment or research initiatives that have a multicultural or social justice focus.

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AARC Journal Editor’s Research Awards

Each year, the MECD Editor, CORE Editor, and the AARC Member-at-Large for Awards have the responsibility for selecting the Journal Editor’s Research Awards. These awards are given to the author or authors of the manuscripts deemed to have made the greatest contribution to the professional literature.

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Exemplary Practices Award: Professional

AARC, through its Exemplary Practices Award, recognizes persons and programs which best exemplify the mission of the AARC. By annually giving this award to a person or program, AARC seeks to acknowledge the rendering of important service in assessment or examples of outstanding assessment practice which have significance for the counseling profession.

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Exemplary Research and Practice Award: Student

AARC, through its Exemplary Practices Award, recognizes doctoral-level and master’s-level students who have shown a dedication to the mission of AARC through their clinical practice (assessment/outcome research) or as a researcher leader.

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ACA Award Recipients Nominated by AARC

AARC Executive Council each year nominates our outstanding members to contend for the ACA National Awards. The recipient will be highlighted in NewsNotes and awarded at the ACA Annual Conference.

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Emerging Leaders Program

The AARC Emerging Leaders Program was designed to provide graduate counseling students and new professionals early in their careers with cultivating experiences that support leadership skill and competency development.

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Supported Scholarship Program

The AARC Supported Scholarship Program was designed to identify and fund quality research programs that further the mission and vision of AARC. In particular, AARC is interested in proposals that reflect assessment development and counseling outcome research.

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