Gaylia Borror Human Advocacy and Leadership Scholarship

Dr. Gaylia Borror, Winona State University (WSU) Professor Emerita, established the Gaylia Borror Human Advocacy and Leadership Scholarship. Each recipient must be admitted to the Counselor Education Department and be in pursuit of the MS Degree in Counselor Education, or enrolled in the Certificate in Addictions Counseling program. The scholarship is intended to promote active engagement by the student in advocacy activities during their program of study in the WSU Counselor Education Department.

Criteria

1. Each recipient must be admitted to the Counselor Education Department and be in pursuit of the MS Degree in Counselor Education, or enrolled in the Certificate in Addictions Counseling program
2. Each recipient must have earned at least 9 graduate credits toward their degree or certificates
3. Each recipient must have a g.p.a. of 3.5 or higher (4.0 = A)
4. Each recipient must demonstrate potential in human advocacy and leadership as evidenced by their academic performance,
leadership and service to others
a. Their advocacy project should be taken into consideration
5. Recipients must be nominated by a faculty in the CED graduate program.

Biography/Motivation

Throughout my life I have had the good fortune of receiving a multitude of acts of kindness and support from family, friends and even strangers. I will forever be grateful for and humbled by the generosity of others, and I know that without their encouragement I would not have had the opportunities and successes I have enjoyed in both my professional and personal life. As the beneficiary of the generosity of many people, I believe it important for me to pay it forward to others by doing all I can to promote the success of students in pursuit of advanced degrees in counseling and related professions. Thus, I am establishing the Gaylia Borror Advocacy in Action Scholarship with the hope that the recipient will also pay it forward by advocating for people and causes they believe in. As a Professor Emerita of the Winona State University Counselor Education Department (faculty from August 1989 through June 2014) I hope to continue to follow my passions by serving the needs of others. As a Registered Play Therapist “ Supervisor I know the importance of play across the lifespan and I hope to always be able to find the playful spirit that resides within me as I strive to serve others and advocate for their needs.

Award
$500.00
Department
College of Education, Counselor Education Department
Deadline
02/15/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you enrolled in the Certificate in Addictions Counseling Program?
  2. Have you successfully completed CE 601 - Foundations of Counseling OR CE 570 - Addictions Counseling: Ethics and Advocacy with a final grade of a B or higher?
  3. Please submit one of the following: a) An advocacy project proposal for review by the Counselor Education Department Faculty, b) An advocacy project completed as part of a course requirement, or c) An advocacy project proposal designed as an independent project.
  4. Please note that all scholarship applications must include the following: a) Project title, student name and degree or certificate program focus area, b) A well-developed, articulated, written and presented advocacy project proposal (which can be a continuation of a project you began in CE 604 or CE 570, and d) A clearly stated purpose, rationale and outcome assessment for the project and anticipated timelines for project implementation and completion.