Congratulations 2019 Grant Recipients!


Melanie E. Rawlins Research Grantee


Dr. Ryan Liberati (Dunlap, IL)

Improving Counselor Education and Training for Disadvantaged Populations: Assessing School Counselor Knowledge of Sexual Identity and Development 



Merlin W. Schultz Professional Development Grantees

Rachel Ineichen (Moline, IL)

American Counseling Association Conference and Expo

Jacob Mitchell (Springfield, IL)

Child Centered Approaches to Play Therapy

Pearl Parks (Crest Hill, IL)

Divorce Mediation Certificate Program

Gretchen Rhodes (Chicago, IL)

American School Counselor Association Conference

Hector Rivera (Chicago, IL)

Summer Youth Training Institute

April Schroeder (Rock Island, IL)

American Counseling Association Conference

Michael Villarreal (Chicago, IL)

Year Long Family Therapy Narrative

West Central Illinois Professional Counselors Association (Macomb, IL)

Workshop on Modern Sexual Issues in Clinical Proactive: What Every Clinician Needs to Know




Robert J. Nejedlo Social Emphasis Grantees

DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau (DeKalb, IL)

Expanding Youth and Family Counseling to Include In-Home Counseling Services  


Family Core (Peoria, IL)

Overcoming Traumatic Events and Prevention of Repeated Traumatization in Children


Youth Service Bureau of Rock Island County (Moline, IL)

Providing Mental Health and Court Diversion Services to Youth and Families / Peer Justice Program


Next time you see a flyer for a training or conference, have an idea regarding a social need/problem you think you have a solution to, or identify an area of study you want to research, don’t just push the opportunity away. Instead, apply for a grant from the Schultz Foundation for Advancing Counseling - it could make an impact on your career and the lives of those you touch.  

And, remember, a financial donation of any amount helps to enable the Foundation to continue supporting mental health professionals and counseling graduate students for many, many years to come.   


Empowering Professionals. . . Enriching Lives

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Schultz Foundation for Advancing Counseling

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In January 2017 the Secretary of State approved the Illinois Counseling Association Foundation's request to conduct business as the
Schultz Foundation for Advancing Counseling.

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