Stacy Scholarship for School or Mental Health Counseling


The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) urges students in Chautauqua County to apply for the Ruth C. Stacy Counselor Scholarship. Dr. Ruth C. Stacy of Mayville, created this fund to support graduate level students majoring in school or mental health counseling. 

 Students accepted into an accredited school counseling or mental health counseling Master’s Degree graduate program are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.  School must be accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and The Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York or by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP).  Those interested in applying should compile the following: documentation of acceptance into an accredited Master’s Degree graduate program, a copy of Bachelor’s Degree(s) with transcript(s) indicating a 3.0 or above average, current occupation and age, three professional references, and a one-page description of his/her reasons for seeking the degree and plans upon completion.

 “The need for credentialed school and mental health counselors is a critical element to a healthy school and community environment,” states Dr. Stacy.   A strong advocate of the need for certified, qualified school counselors in kindergarten through high school, Dr. Stacy is an experienced school and mental health counselor who holds a doctorate in education with a concentration in counseling.

 To apply for this scholarship, interested students should send the required information by April 30, 2017, to the NCCF, 212 Lake Shore Drive West, Dunkirk, NY 14048. To date, the Ruth C. Stacy Counselor Scholarship has awarded 11 scholarships to exceptional applicants totaling $6,000.  Dr. Stacy is an advocate of retaining accredited mental health counselors in Chautauqua County.  Sharing the NCCF’s purpose of community development, she supports the community by encouraging students to pursue counseling degrees from accredited universities.  For additional information, contact Nancy Mosier, NCCF’s Scholarship Coordinator at 366-4892 or by e-mail at

 The NCCF, celebrating 30 years of charitable leadership, is committed to improving the community through the promotion of local philanthropy, strategic grantmaking, and community leadership.  Served by a small staff and governed by an all-volunteer board of directors, the organization has distributed over $12.2 million in the form of grants and scholarships within the community.  Truly community in nature, the NCCF is an organization created by and for the people of northern Chautauqua County.  For more information, visit