Awards

About the IC3 Awards

The IC3 Awards recognize extraordinary contributions to the field of career and college counseling each year, presented to high school counselors, schools, universities, admissions representatives, and organizations that stand out for their inspiring work. Celebratory in nature, these annual awards aim to energize and encourage colleagues around the world in their admirable dedication to students and advocacy in career and college counseling.

Awardees are selected by an independent jury and are presented annually. The 2021 IC3 Awards will be announced at the Annual IC3 Festival in December 2021, and some regional awards may be presented at the Annual IC3 Conference in August 2021.

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History of the IC3 Awards

The IC3 Awards were created by the IC3 Movement to recognize outstanding work in the field of career and college counseling. With the intention to inspire and encourage, not to compare or compete, IC3 is proud to celebrate counseling champions aligned with the mission of career and college counseling in every school.

The first IC3 Awards ceremony took place at the 2nd Annual IC3 Conference in 2017. Aimed at felicitating schools, counselors and universities that stand out for their contributions to the field of career and college counseling, the IC3 Awards have become a highly anticipated fixture at the Annual IC3 Conference every year. Categories in the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 ceremonies included Emerging Counselor Award, Counselor of the Year, Award for Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment/Admissions, and the Molly Abraham Lifetime Achievement Award. Each year, awardees and nominees have been recognized and celebrated at the IC3 Awards ceremony.

Expanded to include more award categories in 2021, the IC3 Awards continue to honor exceptional contributions to the field of career and college counseling across high schools and counselors, universities and university representatives, and organizations. Awardees are selected by a jury, and announced annually.

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Annual IC3 Awards Categories

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IC3 Global Awards

Molly Abraham

Molly Abraham Lifetime Achievement Award

Eligibility: High school counselor, with 20+ years in the field.

Celebrated Service Award

Eligibility: Committee volunteer, serving on IC3 committees 3+ years.

High School Leadership Impact Award

Eligibility: High school leader/principal

University Leadership Impact Award

Eligibility: University representative

High School Sustainable Development Award

Eligibility: High school

University Sustainable Development Award

Eligibility: University

Student Advocacy Award

Eligibility: High school counselor
Bridget-Herrera

Bridget Herrera Ethics in College Counseling Award

Eligibility: High school counselor

Counseling Mentor of the Year Award

Eligibility: High school counselor, with 5+ years in the field

Exceptional Counseling with Limited Resources Award

Eligibility: High school counselor

Innovation in Counseling Award

Eligibility: High school
Ganesh Kohli

Ganesh Kohli Counseling Laboratory™ Award

Eligibility: High school

Inclusion & Access Award

Eligibility: University representative

University Spotlight Award

Eligibility: University

Global Partnership Award

Eligibility: Organization

IC3 Regional Awards

Acknowledging each region: Africa • Asia • Europe • India • Latin America & Caribbean • Middle East • North America • Oceania

Emerging Counselor of the Year Award

Eligibility: High school counselor, with 3 or fewer years in the field

Counselor of the Year Award

Eligibility: High school counselor, with at least 4 years in the field

School of the Year for Transformative Counseling Award

Eligibility: High school

Outstanding Engagement Award

Eligibility: University representative

Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment/Admissions Award

Eligibility: University representative

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IC3 welcomes nominations for the IC3 Awards.
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Last date to nominate someone for an IC3 Award is 30 July 2021

Annual IC3 Awards Winners

2020

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Emerging Counselor Award

Ramya Modukuri

Career Counselor, Manthan International School (India)
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Counselor of the Year

Tiffany Goulet

University Counselor, Oberoi International School (India)
Sudharshana Shukla

Molly Abraham Lifetime Achievement Award

Sudarshana Shukla

Guidance Counsellor, The Cathedral and John Connon School (India)
Anjali Anand Seth WEB

Award for Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment/Admissions

Anjali Anand Seth

International Recruitment Specialist, Huron at Western University (Canada)

2019

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Emerging Counselor Award

Praseeja Nambiar

Career and guidance Counselor, Stonehill International School (India)
Shikha Vij WEB

Counselor of the Year

Shikha Vij

Career & College Counselor, Step by Step School, Noida (India)
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Molly Abraham Lifetime Achievement Award

Geeta Jayanth

Principal, Legacy School, Bangalore (India)
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Award for Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment/Admissions

Kanchi Khanna

Director of Communications & Outreach, Krea University (India)

2018

Hemalatha-Yuvaraj

Emerging Counselor Award

Hemalathaa Yuvaraj

Oakridge International School, Bengaluru
Pragati Pandey

Counselor of the Year

Pragati Pandey

University Counselor, The Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad
Bridget-Herrera

Molly Abraham Lifetime Achievement Award

Bridget Herrera

American International School of Dhaka
Bela-Brahmbhatt

Award for Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment/Admissions

Bela Brahmbhatt

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Australia

2017

Nileema Khan

Emerging Counselor Award

Nileema Khan

Delhi Public School (DPS) STS Dhaka
Deblina-Chakraborty

Counselor of the Year

Deblina Chakraborty

Pathways School, Noida
Amrita Dass

Molly Abraham Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Amrita Dass

 
Tanushree Bhattacharya

Award for Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment/Admissions

Tanushree Bhattacharya

The University of British Columbia