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The College Board Counselor Recognition Program is a small way to honor the innovative middle and high school counselors who go the extra mile to expand opportunity for students—and who are seeing results.

Each September, we welcome nominations from colleagues, students, and parents who want to honor a counselor doing exemplary work to support their students and set them up for college success. You can also nominate yourself.

Past Honorees


Corrine Caridi, Bethel High School, Bethel, CT

Corrine worked with students who were in free or reduced-price lunch programs to make sure they knew about all the benefits they would get through the SAT fee waiver program—including free college applications. As a result, these students took the SAT and applied to college. Corrine had an immediate, direct impact on their future success.
Nominated by Mark Wurshorn

Eric Blanco, Ernest Righetti High School, Santa Maria, CA

Eric was instrumental in creating the UndocuAlly campaign, which encourages school counselors to be allies for undocumented students. The campaign provided training, tools, and resources to give much-needed support to these students in California.
Nominated by Jeff Ream

Jennifer Perkins, Permian High School, Odessa, TX

Jennifer holds workshops with all sophomores and juniors (and their parents) to make sure they fully understand their PSAT/NMSQT scores. She also organizes SAT School Day at her school and emphasizes the importance of taking the SAT in 11th grade.
Nominated by Omega Lorera

Download the complete list of College Board Counselor Recognition award recipients.

Students Say Thank You

Listen to students express their gratitude to the counselors who supported them through the college application process.

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Who’s Eligible for Recognition?

Counselor Recognition award nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • They have a master’s degree or higher and work full-time as a counselor at a public, private, or independent middle or high school.
  • They provide direct guidance and counseling services for a number of students and their families.

Want to Nominate a Counselor?

The 2019-20 nominations process opens in September. Check back then for information on how to nominate a counselor.

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