High School Counselors' Association Scholarship


The High School Counselors Association of Western New York provides an annual scholarship award to a local high school senior who meets the following requirements.

Students wishing to apply for this scholarship must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior.

  • Plan to attend a 4-year college or university in New York State.

  • Plan to major in social work, psychology or counseling related field.

  • Have a grade point average of 85 or above.

  • Take part in extracurricular activities; school and/or community service.

  • Financial need may be considered

Candidates who qualify must:

  • Complete the application and submit it to the Guidance Office at your school no later than the stated deadline contained in the updated application.

  • Write an essay of no more than 500 words (must be typed) on your future career choice.  Be sure to include who or what influenced your decision.

  • Letter of recommendation from student's school counselor, who must be a member of the High School Counselors Association of Western New York.

  • Official high school transcript including 1st semester senior grades.

Note: The HSCA scholarship is designated to be used for non-tuition college expenses.

Click here for a PDF version of our Scholarship Application



Additional scholarships are available on our "Scholarships" page under the "Student Resources" menu.


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Western New York

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The High School Counselors’ Association of WNY plans monthly professional development & training during the academic school year in the areas of education and school counseling.


The Association was formed to help high school counselors make the most effective use of their skills and talents in their service to students, parents, school personnel, and the community.

Member counselors and school districts work collaboratively with the goal of improving the school counseling profession in Western New York. Membership is restricted to high school counselors and related school personnel.



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