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Haberman-Williams MaMHCA Scholarship

The Haberman-Williams MaMHCA Scholarship is a one year, non-renewable award open to any MaMHCA member who is a current Mental Health Counseling graduate student. The award recipient will have demonstrated their commitment to mental health counseling and excellence in academic performance.  Read the guidelines. Download an application. Post a flyer at your school!

Scholarship Winner Announcement

If the 2016 -2017 Haberman-Williams MaMHCA Scholarship applicants are any indication, our profession is in good hands and has a bright future. Every year the scholarship contest is highly competitive and this year is no exception and probably has been the most competitive yet.

We are proud to announce that Denise Galford-Koeppel of Bay Path University and AJ Guerrero of UMass Boston are this year’s recipients. Both of these individuals have been making a positive impact on individuals and families already and their impact will only continue to grow as they complete their education and move on into their careers.

 Denise Galford-Koeppel, whose passion is helping at-risk families, has been a research assistant for the NICHD Study of Early Child Care, a developmental specialist in early intervention, and a special education advocate. Some of her professors’ comments include: “…I have been thoroughly impressed with her professionalism, dedication, and intellectual abilities”; “Denise exhibits and gift of working with people and I expect it will not only flourish as she continues her graduate studies, but this will carry her to a high level of success in her career.”; “Her work products are of the highest caliber.”; and This student is also a leader within her academic program.”

AJ Guerrero, whose strong interest lies in multicultural issues in counseling particularly those of LGBTG individuals, has been a research manager at the Center for Psychosocial Health Research, a teaching assistant and has presented research at the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. Some of her professors’ comments include: “She stands out among her peers in terms of the breadth and depth of her experiences providing both service and research in the community, in addition to her academic strength and leadership as evidenced by numerous honors, scholarships, and awards.”; “… a passion for counseling.”; “In addition, she uses her research opportunities to strengthen her clinical skills and knowledge.”; and “In conclusion, it is my pleasure to give my highest recommendation for AJ to your award program.”

Please join us in congratulating this year’s recipients of the Haberman-Williams MaMHCA Scholarship.

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