Congratulations to the 2019 NJSCA High School Awardees

Eric Booth, 12th Grade Student, nominated by Cynthia Povall, School Counselor
Hillsborough High School

Khatia Smith, 12th Grade Student, nominated by Matthew Pogue, School Counselor
Montgomery High School

Adriana Simo, 12th Grade Student, nominated by Nancy Ortiz, School Counselor
Innovation High School



This year's NJSCA Awards Dinner was May 24, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ.

Jared Berberabe, nominated by Kevin Maldonado, from Hunterdon Central Regional High School.

Akeymah Stitt, nominated by Gwen Luecke, from Cinnaminson High School.

Manahil Moghul, nominated by Nancy Ortiz, from Innovation High School.

Link to 2018 Awards Dinner Brochure

High School Scholarship

Information about the 2020 application will be available in February 2020.

NJSCA High School Award Criteria

The candidate must be a New Jersey resident, a current year graduate of a New Jersey high school and have been accepted/plan to enroll in a post secondary institution.  Must show proof of acceptance if selected for the award.

The candidate must write a 300-500 word essay describing how a school counselor has influenced his/her life in a positive way.  You can give specific examples about your counselor such as helping you make an important decision, providing support in a critical time, assisting in developing self-understand and self-acceptance, etc. 

The school counselor the candidate writes about must be a current member of the New Jersey School Counselor Association.  

We will not be able to consider any applications if the individual counselor has not paid NJSCA dues this year.  If a school counselor is unsure about his/her membership status, please email Jim Lukach at

Any questions on this application process should be directed to Sheila Brewer, NJSCA High School Awards Chair, at (609) 893-8141 extension 1185 or