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Lifetime Achievement Award

Annually, recognition is given to an individual who has made major contributions to the school counseling profession in the state of Iowa.

The nominee must:

  • Hold a Master’s Degree in School Counseling or its equivalent
  • Have worked as a school counselor, district administrator of school counseling programs, and/or AEA school counseling consultant
  • Maintain high moral standards in their personal and professional conduct.

Criteria for recognition:

  • The nominee has been responsible for innovations in school counseling programs, for providing leadership in the further development of existing school counseling programs, or for performing an outstanding service to the school or community.
  • The nominee has contributed to the professional development of school counselors at the local, area, or state level.
  • The nominee has represented the interest, needs, and concerns of school counselors
  • The nominee has impacted the future of school counseling in Iowa.
  • The nominee demonstrates exemplary support and promotion of school counseling services.
  • The nominee demonstrates the implementation of new/additional school counseling services
  • The nominee should demonstrate the improvement of school counseling services.

Procedures for nomination:

Please visit and select the other awards section for the application packets.

  • Complete Nomination Form
  • Letter of nomination.  This letter should contain a description of the program(s), activities, and/or contribution(s) for which the individual is being nominated (not to exceed three pages).
  • Vita (resume) for the nominee (not to exceed two pages)
  • Letters of support (not to exceed four letters). 
Nominations for 2024 awards are now open! Nominations are due by August 15, 2024.  All nominees must be a current member of ISCA as of September 15, 2024.


Contact Shelly Adams with questions regarding the application and/or nomination process.

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