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MNyCCPOA's Professional Development scholarship

2020 MNYCCPOA's Professional Development APPLICATION

DEADLINE: December 1, 2020

MNYCCPOA recently launched its first-ever Scholarship in Professional Development. The purpose of this scholarship is to offer two deserving MNYCCPOA members two $250 scholarship to use to advance their professional knowledge in the field of career topics. Members can use the winnings to attend a conference, workshops or another professional development opportunity in the field of career counseling and/or development. The mission of the scholarship is to promote professional growth and allow members to exchange ideas, and use the information that is learned to develop creative solutions in the field of career development.

Description of Scholarship:

Two scholarships will be awarded to two active MNYCCPOA members.


The applicants for the MNYCCPOA Professional Development Scholarships must:

  • Be active MNYCCPOA member
  • Submit a letter of proposal that specifically outlines the manner in which the award will be used to further the applicant's professional development objectives. This proposal should also state how the program would benefit the award recipient.

Other considerations include the following:

  • Scholarships will be given to individuals, not to firms or organizations, and are intended for individual use
  • The winning members must commit to sharing the knowledge gained with members via a social media post, a blob entry, or a short presentation at any of the MNYCCPOA meetings throughout the academic year.


To apply for the MNYCCPOA Professional Development Scholarship, the following materials must be received no later than December 1, 2020.

  • A letter of proposal that specifically outlines the manner in which the scholarship will be used to further the applicant's professional development objectives and how the program will benefit the award recipient. The proposal should be no more than one page in length;
  • A current resume or CV;
  • At least one letter of recommendation from someone familiar with the applicant's professional development effort who can speak to why participation in the program or course of study would benefit the applicant;
  • Supporting materials that further describe the program or course for which funding is requested and verify the amount being requested. For example: NACE Conference, EACE Conference or other Career Related workshops/trainings.


Recipients must submit a 500-1000 word statement describing how the program and participation will meet their professional development objectives within 30 days of completing the program. MNYCCPOA would like a quote and a picture that can be displayed on MNYCCPOA’s website.

How to Apply:

All applications will be submitted online HERE


December 1, 2020



-Marion Sadovoy, Graduate Career Advisor at Parsons, School of Design-the New School. 

-Nicole Catalfamo, Associate Director of Employer Relations at Fordham University

We look forward to learning from them in the near future! 

For more information contact Kristina Simonsen, 2nd Vice President at: 

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