John V. Carmack Graduate Counseling Scholarship

The John V. Carmack Graduate Counseling Scholarship is named in honor of Professor Emeritus John Carmack who served as director of graduate counseling programs at JBU from 2001 to 2017. During his years at JBU, Dr. Carmack established the MS degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and was instrumental in creating counseling programs that are known for their professional preparation of clinicians, academic quality, and the integration of Christian values and ministry in the practice of counseling. Drawing on his background in Christian ministry, Dr. Carmack approached the field of counseling and teaching with a pastor’s heart.

The Carmack Scholarship is designed to recognize an entering graduate student in the Department of Graduate Counseling who represents the values of the honoree. Specifically, the recipient will demonstrate:

  • An intention to pursue a counseling career focused on helping couples and families;
  • A desire to apply Christian principles and faith to the theory and practice of counseling;
  • Academic excellence as reflected in prior academic performance;
  • A record of Christian ministry within a church setting, a Christian organization, or in volunteer service.

Recipients will receive a scholarship in the amount of $6,500* per year for three consecutive years.
(*amount may vary based on value of endowment*)

Criteria:
Student recipient shall:
1.  Be accepted in a degree program with the Department of Graduate Counseling at JBU;
2.  Be enrolled to begin their first Fall semester as a graduate counseling student at JBU;
3.  Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Expected Family Contribution index based on the
     completed FAFSA;
4.  Demonstrate academic excellence represented by a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at
     least 3.5 (on a 4.0 GPA scale);

Conditions for Continuance: 
Recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress and satisfy dispositional requirements of the Department of Graduate Counseling in order to receive the scholarship for successive years.  The scholarship expires 36 months after it's initial award.

Application Process
Individuals who were not enrolled in a graduate counseling program at JBU the previous Fall semester or prior may apply for the Carmack Scholarship.  Candidates who meet the need and academic criteria will be considered by a committee including current faculty members of the Department of Graduate Counseling.  The exact composition of the committee is yet to be determined.

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