Scholarships for Counseling Majors

Counseling is an important profession. And if you're feeling the call to become a counselor, don't let the high cost of college tuition stop you from pursuing a career helping others. There are scholarships available to aspiring counselors. Many accredited colleges and universities with social sciences programs offer scholarships, as do professional organizations, such as the American Psychological Association. Eligibility requirements vary, but they may include having financial need and membership in an underrepresented group. Some scholarships are available to students focusing on a specific area of counseling, like substance abuse or family counseling. Applicants may also need to meet a minimum GPA to qualify. Be sure to check out our list of scholarships for counseling majors below.

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  • 500 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Nursing|Medicine|Special Education|Counseling|Psychology|
  • School (K-12): |San Dieguito Union High School District|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Two-year|Four-year|College|
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The Jackie Harrigan Haase Memorial Scholarship Fund is awarded to graduating senior at San Dieguito Union High School District. Applicants must be pursuing major in nursing, the medical field, counseling, psychology or special education
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Architecture|Nursing|Medicine|Physical Therapy|Accounting|Dentistry|Counseling|Drafting|Physician's Assistant|Pharmacy|Culinary Arts|Teaching|Automotive|Public Safety|Surveying and Mapping|Mental Health|Agricultural Sciences|Applied Occupations|Bookkeeping|Fire Science|
  • School (K-12): |Healdsburg High School, Healdsburg, CA|
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
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The Carlisle Van Ornum/H.E.L.P. Scholarship Fund - Healdsburg is awarded to graduating high school senior or graduates of Healdsburg High School. Applicants must be pursuing major in medical, dental, nursing, physician assistant, pharmacy, physical therapy, teaching, culinary, accounting, bookkeeping, automotive, fire science,public safety, agricultural sciences, mental health, counseling, architectural, drafting, engineering, surveying
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 480 - 1,300
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Social Work|Counseling|
  • Residence: Live in |Blackford, IN|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was established in memory of Dorothy Gadbury to support a student pursuing an associate or a bachelors degree in fields of social work, counseling, or education.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Two Oaks Scholarship Central Indiana Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 20,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
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  • Major: Study |Nursing|Medicine|Social Work|Counseling|Teaching|
  • School (College): Attend |Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Columbus, IN|Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students graduating from Ivy Tech- Central Indiana and planning to attend IUPUI. Applicants must be pursuing study in the field of nursing, medicine, teaching, social work, counseling or a similar profession dedicated to helping others.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Orfalea Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 31 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Major: Study |Dental Hygiene|Nursing|Physical Therapy|Occupational Therapy|Social Work|Counseling|Psychology|Certified Nursing Assistant|Teaching|Public Health|Early Childhood Education|Sustainable Agriculture|
  • Employer: |Minor Child of Seasonal Farm Worker|Dependent of a Non-profit Agency employee|Dependent of a Nurse|Dependent of a K-12 Teacher|Dependent of a Ventura City Employee|Dependent of a Ventura County Firefighter|Dependent of a Ventura City Police Officer|Dependent of a Ventura County Sheriff Officer|
  • Disability: |Learning Disability|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduates or graduating seniors from a Ventura County high school who are planning to enroll full-time at an accredited vocational school, community college, or four-year college or university. Applicants must be pursuing studies in the field of Early Childhood Education, Teaching, Sustainable Agriculture (including organic gardening, permaculture, biodiversity, water food and nutrition, or interdisciplinary studies combining these areas), Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Social Work, Psychology/ Counseling, or any major provided student meets at least one of the criteria listed in the Other Special Requirements section and is a prior year recipient of an Orfalea Scholarship Award.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Marva J. Lee Endowed Scholarship Fund Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Counseling|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|School Activities|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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The Marva J. Lee Endowed Scholarship Fund is awarded to a student pursuing a graduate degree in counseling. Applicants must demonstrate interest in guiding young people and actively involved in school and community service
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
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  • Major: Study |Counseling|Psychology|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Master's-level study|
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This $500 scholarship provides financial assistance to Psychology and Counseling master's degree students based on their academic history, extracurricular activities, and employment history.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Ellen L. & Robert L. Weber Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Nursing|Social Work|Counseling|Psychology|
  • School (K-12): |Home-School|East Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|St. Charles North High School, St. Charles, IL|Aurora Central Catholic High School, Aurora, IL|Rosary High School, Aurora, IL|West Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|Yorkville High School, Yorkville, IL|Batavia High School, Batavia, IL|Aurora Christian Schools, Aurora, IL|Kaneland High School, Maple Park, IL|Marmion Academy, Aurora, IL|Metea Valley High School, Aurora, IL|Newark High School, Newark, IL|Oswego East High School, Oswego, IL|Oswego High School, Oswego, IL|Parkview Christian Academy, Yorkville, IL|Plainfield South High School, Plainfield, IL|Plano High School, Plano, IL|St. Charles East High School, St. Charles, IL|Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, IL|Yorkville Christian High School, Yorkville, IL|Geneva High School, Geneva, IL|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Two-year|Four-year|College|
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The scholarship is established to support graduating high school senior, undergraduate student or graduate student who have lost a family member or friend to suicide. Applicants must be graduates of a high school located within the Community Foundation service area with preference will be given to graduates of East Aurora High School and must be pursuing studies within the field of education or one of the following helping professions: counseling, nursing, psychology, or social work.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Erin K. Harrison Memorial Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Nursing|Social Work|Counseling|Psychology|
  • School (K-12): |East Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|West Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|
  • Residence: Live in |West Aurora School District 129, IL|East Aurora School District 131, IL|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to graduating high school seniors of East Aurora or West Aurora High School who are residents East Aurora School District 131 or West Aurora School District 129 and are plan to pursue studies in the field of education, counseling, nursing, psychology, or social work.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Ida M. Pope Memorial Scholarship Hawaii Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Mathematics|Science|Health|Social Work|Counseling|
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native Hawaiian|
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The scholarship was established to support female students of Hawaiian ancestry who plans to pursue a degree in Health, Science, Mathematics, Education, counseling, and social work in a non-profit college or university located in the United States.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,200
  • 2 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Criminal Justice|Counseling|
  • Residence: Live in |Mississippi|
  • School (College): |Public University|Southern University at New Orleans (LA)|
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This scholarship was established in memory of Anthony "Tony" Gobar of Jackson, a long-time juvenile justice specialist who died of a heart attack in 2004. Tony was a man who found his greatest joy in the simple things in life, had a selfless spirit and willingness to always help another person. He dedicated himself to making his community a better place, especially when it came to troubled youth who found themselves in the state's criminal justice system. This scholarship in his honor benefits full-time junior or senior students at a public university in Mississippi or at Southern University in Louisiana. Students must be majoring in criminal justice, political science, or counseling. Students must also have a career interest in juvenile justice or a related field and must demonstrate a strong commitment to community and public service. Award amount may be used for tuition, books and room and board.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Nutrition|Nursing|Allied Health|Medicine|Health Sciences|Dentistry|Counseling|Psychology|Gerontology|Health Technology|
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students studying in any field, but preference will be given to students studying in fields related to health sciences, medicine, nursing, psychology, counseling, allied health, gerontology, nutrition sciences, health tech, dental, and related fields. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, perseverance, and motivation to attend and complete post-secondary school. Applicants must also be clients of the County of Sonoma Department of HealthServices or Human Services Department.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Nursing|Social Work|Counseling|Emergency Rescue|Medical Care|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Sioux City, IA|
  • Residence: |Siouxland tri-state area|
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The scholarship was established by United Airlines in appreciation of Siouxlands response to the United Flight 232 incident in July of 1989. It is available to students from the greater Siouxland tri-state area (general 50-mile radius of Sioux City, Iowa) that are pursuing an education in such fields as nursing, emergency rescue, medical care, counseling, clergy, or social work at Briar Cliff University, Morningside College, or Western Iowa Tech Community College.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
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