Scholarship Program

The Nancy Howell Scholarship 

LCCNC is dedicated to helping all licensed clinical mental health counselors have rewarding and successful careers in counseling while assisting with the mental health needs of North Carolina citizens. Our association benefits student counselors by awarding annual scholarships to deserving counseling student association members. 

In 2004, LCCNC created the Nancy Howell Scholarship to honor the life of a LCCNC Board member who died tragically that year in a car accident. Nancy Campbell Howell, died suddenly at 33 year young on Aug. 18, 2004, She graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a bachelors and received her counseling graduate degree from Appalachian State University. Five years prior to her death, Nancy worked as a school counselor at North Davie Middle & High School. LCCNC created the scholarship to honor her life and her passion and dedication for the counseling profession. 

PURPOSE:  Designed to acknowledge graduate students who demonstrate leadership potential and advocacy initiatives in counseling. The Nancy Howell Scholarship honors the life of an LCCNC Board member who died in 2004.The scholarship is designed to recognize counseling graduate students who demonstrate leadership as counseling students and potential as practicing LCMHCs

FUNDING: The LCCNC Scholarship program is solely supported by private donations. 

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT: LCCNC Student membership required. This Scholarship provides student members of LCCNC a monetary award and the opportunity to volunteer working with the LCCNC Board and membership.

APPLICATION: Counseling Graduate Students interested in the scholarship must be LCCNC student members. LCCNC Student membership is very affordable ($40) and includes student liability insurance through CPH. If you are not a member,  click here to become a member and begin your scholarship application.  Application requirements include:

  • North Carolina residency
  • Letter verifying counseling graduate program enrollment, (*CACREP program);  
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from advisors, faculty or LCMHC;
  • Resume/cv,
  • Description of advocacy and leadership activities (100 words max); and
  • A statement of your professional goals (300 words max). 

Your generous donation is our funding source for scholarships. Every donation helps make a Counseling Graduate Students life a little bit easier.