CUCCA Student Award



This award is made available to support or reward student innovations in counselling or applied research conducted in counselling settings. Two awards of $500.00 each are available.


The CUCCA Student Award consists of two awards, one for a college student and one for a university student. In the event that there are no submissions meeting the eligibility for giving both awards, the Selection Committee reserves the right to award both student awards in one category.


  • Projects will either have been recently completed (usually no earlier than January 30 of the current year) or will be completed by April 30th of the year following receipt of the funds in June.
  • A brief article of the completed project will be submitted to the CUCCA President for publication in the CACUSS Communiqué and/or the CUCCA Newsletter, by May 1st of the year following the award.
  • In addition, either a one-page progress report (for projects not completed) or the brief article (for completed projects) will be submitted to the CUCCA Executive for general distribution to the CUCCA membership by January 15th of the year following the award.
  • Recipients are also encouraged to present the results of their project at the June CACUSS Conference, the year following the award.
  • The recipient will acknowledge CUCCA (for the assistance of this award) on any official documents or reports about the project.


  1. Applicants must be currently registered students of a recognized college or university in Canada.
  2. Applicants must submit the application form and a one page typed (double-spaced) abstract of the research/project. The abstract should not include the applicant’s name.
  3. Applicants should forward, along with their application, a letter from their research or counselling supervisor attesting to the originality and quality of the project, in addition to its contribution to counselling related fields.
  4. If a research project, the project should be approved by the appropriate university/college research committee or research supervisor prior to application.
  5. If a research project, the work must be in an area related to counselling psychology or social work.
  6. Students should have their project approved by the appropriate ethical committee, if required, prior to application.


April 1st of each year. Successful applicants will be notified in writing and/or by e-mail. Official presentations will be made at the CUCCA Annual General Meeting in June of each year.


A blind review of applications will be conducted by a CUCCA Awards Committee, which will include the CUCCA Past President or President-Elect and two additional CUCCA Members. Evaluations of research project applications will be based upon their relevance to counselling and counselling related fields, originality, appropriateness of design or method, clarity, and contribution to the field. Evaluations of innovations in counselling will be based upon their originality, clarity, and contribution to the field.

Applications can be submitted using email (preferred) or regular mail. Address applications to the President-Elect or Past President CUCCA (please check our website for identification information)

CUCCA is committed to equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, religion, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

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