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The National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates is pleased to announce the 2024 nomination period for the Propelling Mental Health, Powering the Future: School Counseling Award. NBCC strives to recognize the work of school counselors who are actively focused on and engaged in promoting youth mental health. Healthy school communities ensure academic and career success for students.

This award focuses on celebrating the efforts of school counselors to address youth mental health and initiate and sustain mental health programming in their school communities.

Nomination Requirements

  • Nominators can self-nominate or be nominated by another individual.
  • Nominees must be an active NCC with no pending ethics complaints (with priority given to applicants holding an active NCSC in good standing).
  • Nominees must be a practicing school counselor or have an active partnership with a practicing school counselor and school community.

Nominators can submit multiple nominations; however, they must complete a separate application for each nominee.


The deadline for nominations is Oct. 27, 2023, at 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Awardees will be notified by the end of December 2023.

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