The CCSCA supports Camden County students through scholarship opportunities each year. All scholarship programs requiring applications are mailed to schools in the early Spring of each year. If you have questions regarding this process please contact the scholarship chairperson.
Our scholarship offerings are as follows:
CCSCA “Helping Hands” Scholarship
The “Helping Hands” Scholarship consists of (3) $500. awards to Camden County high school seniors. The scholarships will be awarded by lottery from the group of nominated applicants at the last CCSCA professional development dinner each school year.
To be eligible, the student must:
• Be a senior at a Camden County high school where the counselors have 100% membership
• Have at least a 2.5/C+ grade point average.
• Intend to major in a mental health or other related field (psychology, sociology, social work, etc.)
• Plan to attend college the fall immediately upon graduation
Linda L. Zalusky “I Care Award”
Linda Zalusky was a counselor who was totally committed to her profession. She spent the majority of her career in the Cherry Hill School District. First, as an English teacher and then as a school counselor at Cherry Hill High School East, Linda was a mentor to counselors in Camden County as well as to students. She was an innovator who developed a variety of counseling programs, and a tireless counselor who epitomized the word “caring.” The ” I Care” Award was created and named to honor her not only for all she gave to her students, but for the many years she spent being a leading force for CCSCA and making a difference for all in Camden County. She was selfless in her dedication. Also, Linda was there in the early years of the fledgling CCSCA organization and was instrumental in the early success of “Focus on Your Future” College Fair. She was caring and inspiring – a person who always wanted to do more for her students and for the profession. She believed that all students deserved a chance and worked to help each one of them to use all their abilities. The purpose of the “I Care” Award is to recognize and celebrate one student from each school in the county who was caring in their daily life. She was a blessed individual who found her real calling. This is Linda’s legacy.
We are happy to share her legacy with you and your counselees. As school counselors, it is truly one of the greatest joys to acknowledge students who deserve positive recognition.
Bruce Brenner Award
This award is presented in memory of Bruce Brenner who is the founder of the FOCUS college/career fair. Mr. Brenner, a long-time member of our association, was a caring counselor who was dedicated to helping students. It was his vision that FOCUS would spark students to think and plan ahead for post-secondary education. The spirit of this award is that it is used for furthering education in some way. Mr. Brenner is honored every year through a $500 scholarship awarded via lottery at the “FOCUS on Your Future” College Fair. Each student who attends the event is eligible to enter into the drawing.
In order to be eligible for any scholarship program- Your school must obtain 100% CCSCA membership status by January 31st Information will be mailed to you in the early spring regarding the selection criteria if you achieve 100% membership.
Thank you for spreading kindness and remember, “Counselors Care!”
For more information regarding our scholarship offerings, please contact Marie Bonvetti at firstname.lastname@example.org.