Awards and Scholarships 2019!

At IMHCA’s 2019 annual conference, Tackling Tough Topics, IMHCA will be giving out 3 service awards and the IMHCA Foundation will be awarding 4 $500 academic scholarships! Please help us recognize deserving members!

The IMHCA Foundation (501(c)3) aims to support and promote the mental health profession through many objectives, one of which is to increase access to education and professional development opportunities. The IMHCA Foundation is pleased to be giving four (4) $500 academic scholarships for a graduate student in counseling who is also a member of IMHCA. Preference may be given to those in clinical mental health programs. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 3, 2019. Go to our scholarship page for more information. Scholarship applicants will be reviewed by the IMHCA Foundation board and awarded at the IMHCA annual conference on May 16, 2019 during the IMHCA board meeting.

Service Awards

IMCHA recognizes the service, dedication, and excellent work of LMHC’s across the state of Iowa with three annual awards. We encourage you to nominate yourself or someone else for these awards by Friday, May 3, 2019!

  1. The Mental Health Champion award is for exemplary dedication to mental health advocacy.
  2. The IMHCA Service Award is for a volunteer who has served IMHCA on a board or committee and shown their dedication and commitment to enhancing the field of mental health.
  3. The Volunteer Award recognizes a counselor who improves the lives of those around them by volunteering their ideas, efforts, and skills to their greater community.

Each of these three awards goes to one person each year and includes:

  • Display plaque recognizing the category of award.
  • Scholarship for Day One of the IMHCA conference attendance fee (payment for one day can be refunded if already paid).
  • Scholarship for two days of the 2020 IMHCA Annual Conference (awarded upon registration next year).

The awards will be voted on by the IMHCA members and awarded to the recipients at the IMHCA Conference on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Each recipient should be able to attend the IMHCA conference on May 16, 2019 or send/designate a representative to accept in their honor.

For more information about these awards, and to nominate yourself or someone else, please go to: