New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA) - Most Resilient Award (Grades 4-8)


Are you aware of a student who made an amazing turnaround or overcame a hardship?

If so, nominate them for the NJSCA Most Resilient Student Scholarship.

Five $100 scholarships available.

Download the PDF.

Deadline for submission: March 15, 2019

2019-2020 application link will be available in February 2020.


Middle School students are eligible to participate in the NJSCA Middle School Awards, which are held annually at the NJSCA Awards Dinner. 
NJSCA Awards $100 awards and plaques to five resilient students in grades four through eight. This award recognizes a student who made an amazing turnaround or overcame a hardship. Nominating school counselors must be a NJSCA Members.


Photos from 2018 NJSCA Awards Dinner

The 2018 NJSCA Awards Dinner was May 24, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ.

Congratulations to this year's award winners!

  • William Auletta from Walter C. Black Elementary School, nominated by Jonathan Basmagy

  • George Bey from Franklin Park Elementary School, nominated by Jennifer Chernoski

  • Matthew Bond from Woodland Middle School, nominated by Kristin Flowers

  • Blessin Dilworth from Elizabeth Avenue Elementary School, nominated by Sarah Spence

  • Hannah Hutchins from Riverside Elementary School, nominated by Laura Galgoci

Link to 2018 Awards Dinner Brochure

Please contact the Middle School Awards Chairs, Elana Liebeskind at eliebeskind@rutherfordschools.org or Sarah Spence at sspence@franklinboe.org with any questions.