EMERGING LEADER GRANT

A grant to cover expenses to attend the annual ASCA National Conference.  Recipient is announced each year during National School Counseling Week in February.

The Oklahoma School Counselor Association is seeking a driven school counselor that possesses leadership skills and a desire to participate in furthering the mission and vision of OSCA through personal enthusiasm, professional advocacy, and active contribution.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a current member of the Oklahoma School Counselor Association
  • Must be a practicing school counselor in Oklahoma
  • Must be willing to actively serve at least one term on an OSCA Committee 

Download and sign the application cover sheet: Emerging Leader Application Form.pdf

Complete the application form linked here with 500-word essay describing your vision, goals, and leadership characteristics. 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH JANUARY 22ND OF 2020.

The 2020 OSCA Emerging Leader is Joy Tatum!

Joy is an elementary school counselor at Locust Grove Public Schools.  She will attend the American School Counselor Association Conference in Seattle, Washington in June 2020!


Previous winners of the Emerging Leader Grant:

2019 - Megan Kennedy from Union Public Schools attended the ASCA Conference in Boston, MA

2018 - Christy Sturgeon from Broken Arrow Public Schools attended the ASCA Conference in Los Angeles, CA

2017 - Missy Smith from Norman Public Schools attended the ASCA Conference in Denver, CO

2016 - Tara Kerr from Perry Public Schools attended the ASCA Conference in New Orleans, LA


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