Two WSSU Rehabilitation Counseling Students Win Scholarships

May 24, 2013

Two students in the rehabilitation counseling program at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) have earned scholarships from professional associations.

Connie Brockland, a second year master's student, won the Southeast Region of the National Rehabilitation Association Scholarship for $1,000.  She was nominated for the regional honor by the North Carolina Rehabilitation Association after earning that group's scholarship in December.  The regional organization is part of the National Rehabilitation Association which promotes ethical and state of the art practice to aid people with disabilities have personal and economic independence.

Juan Santos, a first year master's student, was awarded the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Association's Student Scholarship.  The $1,000 scholarship is for an undergraduate or graduate student representing culturally diverse populations and who is pursuing a degree in rehabilitation counseling or a related area.  Santos was selected based on his essay on the barriers affecting persons with disabilities and how a rehabilitation professional can help overcome those situations.  The association is an advocate for equity in rehabilitation research, education and practice.

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