ACS Scholarships and Awards

Congratulations to the 2016 Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) scholarship recipients. Each received $5,000 to support their counseling education and recognize their commitment to providing career counseling and guidance.

Alina Chiracu
Bucharest, Romania

Chiracu is both a student and graduate of the University of Bucharest, in Romania, where she is currently pursuing a master’s in psychological assessment and intervention in education. Upon graduation, she intends to work with high school students trying to help them identify their vocational interests and their expectations regarding a successful career, supporting them as they establish tangible and long term objectives for their professional life and synchronize their interests, skills and values with the choice for a specific university or a specific activity field

Alexandra Hillebrand-Voiculescu
Bucharest, Romania

Hillebrand-Voiculescu recently completed her master’s degree in psychological assessment and intervention in education at the University of Bucharest, in Romania. Upon graduation, Hillebrand-Voiculescu will focus on people living in the disadvantaged areas of Romania who have a relatively low degree of education. She hopes to contribute to an increase in interest for school and education and to improve public attitudes regarding the benefits of higher education.

Starr Reece King
Stokesdale, North Carolina

A graduate of the American University, in Washington, D.C.; Winthrop University, in Rock Hill, South Carolina; and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, in Daytona Beach, Florida, King is currently a master’s student in the clinical mental health counseling program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, in Greensboro. The populations King commits to serving for at least the next five years are adolescents through young adults. She looks forward to providing services that prepare and position this population for high-skill, high-wage and high-demand job opportunities.

The 2017 scholarship application period is May 1- June 30. Apply at

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