The Massachusetts School Counselors Association, Inc. was founded in 1961 to work for the promotion, improvement and expansion of guidance and counseling in Massachusetts. Membership in MASCA is open to counselors active in public and private elementary and secondary schools in the Commonwealth. Graduate students enrolled in counselor education programs, post-secondary level counselors, counselor educators, and retired counselors are also eligible for membership.
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MASCA is now accepting proposals for the graduate student poster session at the 2024 MASCA Conference on April 8-9, 2024 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center! We are excited to announce that the 2024 MASCA Conference will offer both an in-person experience and a virtual option. Consequently, the graduate student poster session will also have in-person and virtual components!
Interested graduate students can learn more and submit their proposals HERE.
Proposals are due Friday, December 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. without exception.
Questions about the graduate student poster session can be directed to
Conference Scholarships: MASCA is pleased to announce that we will provide three full scholarships (not including the pre-conference) to the 2024 Spring Conference. This scholarship is only for the conference registration and does not include transportation, housing or any other expenses. The 2024 scholarships will be awarded in memory of three of our O.S.C.A.R. recipients, Louise Forsyth, Ralph Sennott and John Gould. The O.S.C.A.R. is MASCA's highest award given to those who have been lifelong MASCA members and volunteers.
The goal of the MASCA Conference Scholarship is to provide three members with a scholarship so they can experience MASCA's premier professional development program for the first time.
Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted by January 10, 2024 at 11:59pm. Apply here.
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Great news for school counseling graduate students!
Membership in MASCA is FREE for new or renewing student members. All grad student applicants must still complete the online membership application in order for their membership to be approved. When applying or renewing, please be sure to list your school, your graduate faculty advisor and the anticipated year of graduation. Your membership will not be approved without this information.