The CSCA Scholarship Committee would like to congratulate Amy Schock as this year’s Graduate Student Scholarship recipient. Amy is in the second year of her program at Southern Connecticut State University. Her professors give praise for her dedication, writing skills, and professionalism. At SCSU, Amy is a Graduate Assistant and is very active in the program’s admission process. She also has volunteered her time to serve as Secretary on the Graduate Student Affairs Committee, the LGBTQ task force, and the on the CSCA Graduate Student Conference Committee.
Before beginning her School Counseling program at SCSU, Amy worked as an English teacher in Danbury and West Haven. Her past experiences ignited her passion to be an advocate and role model for all students, especially those in large, urban schools. As a classroom teacher, Amy learned firsthand about the demands and initiative all educators face. However, she noted the social-emotional needs of students cannot be overlooked and recognized that pursuing a career in school counseling would allow her to have a profound impact in the lives of her future students. The CSCA Scholarship Committee is delighted to award the Graduate Student Scholarship to Amy and believe she will be an outstanding addition to the school counseling profession.