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Pete Warren Student Fellows


The VCAF Student Fellowship Competition is designed to identify and support counselor education students who live, work, and/or are enrolled in a counselor education program in Virginia, and who aspire to leadership in the counseling profession. In September of 2013, the VCA Foundation Board named these awards in honor of Pete Warren, a counselor educator at Lynchburg College, who had a profound influence on many students, and contributed substantially as a leader in the Virginia Counselors Association and the VCA Foundation.
Fellows Application

The VCA Foundation plans to sponsor the Student Fellows Competition each year in the spring, and the selected Fellows will be announced later in the spring, and be recognized at the VCA Convention in the fall. Graduate students enrolled (matriculating) in a counselor education program in Virginia are eligible to apply for a VCAF Student Fellowship. Students should be taking coursework in the semester in which they submit a fellowship application.

Review Process

Entries for the Virginia Counselors Association Foundation Student Fellowship Competition must be submitted by 11:59 pm on February 23, 2018. Essays will be reviewed by the VCAF Board of Directors and rated on the following dimensions:

  • Evidence of interest and experience in leadership for the counseling profession.
  • The desire to work in Virginia after graduation.
  • Evidence of academic success in graduate school.
  • Knowledge and application of critical ethical values for the counseling profession.
  • Evidence of the value of multiculturalism and diversity.
  • Organization and appropriate grammar/mechanics.

Students submitting entries will receive notification of whether they were awarded a VCAF Student fellowship during the month of March each year.


Students awarded a Virginia Counselors Association Foundation Student Fellowship will receive the following:

  • Paid membership in the Virginia Counselors Association for the fellowship year.
  • Paid membership in the student's VCA chapter for the fellowship year.
  • Paid registration for the VCA conference for the fellowship year.
  • A $100 stipend.
  • Recognition in VCA and VCAF publications and at the VCA conference.

Previous Recipients:

Questions about the Student Fellows Program can be addressed to Dr. Kevin Doyle (

Fellows Application

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