School of Education

School Counseling Positive Impact Award

Tillman Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

Clemson University

School of Education - School Counseling Program

 Positive Impact Award

The Clemson University School Counseling Positive Impact Award (PI Award) seeks to recognize school counselors who make a difference in their schools and who collect and disseminate data to demonstrate their effectiveness. Our students learn about the importance of accountability and we like to be able to show them examples of school counselors using data effectively.

Pending available funding, two award recipients will be selected each year. The recipients will receive a plaque and a $250 gift card for their school counseling program. Recipients will be invited to attend the spring school counseling program graduation breakfast, where they will be recognized and congratulated by current program faculty and new graduates.


Pending available funding, each year Clemson University’s School Counseling Program will recognize two groups of school counselors:

  1. individuals who are graduates of Clemson’s school counseling program, and
  2. individuals who have served as site supervisors for Clemson’s school counseling program within the past 3 years.

    Applications may be submitted from individual school counselors or from a group of school counselors, but the lead applicant must:

    • meet criteria for one of the groups listed above,
    • be a certified school counselor, and
    • be employed in at least a half-time school counseling position


    November 1: Initial Application Materials due

    April 15: Summary Materials due

    April 30: Award Recipients announced

    Early May: Recognition breakfast

    How to Apply

    Applicants must follow the PI Award Application Guidelines and use the PI Award Initial Application. The PI Award Permission to Disseminate form must be signed and submitted with the summary materials.


    Contact Dr. Amy Milsom, School Counseling Program Coordinator