top of page
2022 H.B. McDaniel Foundation Scholarship Program
Deadline for application: TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PST

2017 Scholarship Winner :

Rebecca Jacquez on how the H.B McDaniel scholarship honored her desire to support young female students of color through innovative school counseling curriculum.

Sponsored by the H.B. McDaniel Foundation

Henry Bonner (H.B.) McDaniel, the father of school counseling and guidance in California, was a Professor of Education at Stanford University. During that time he pioneered postgraduate training for California counseling and guidance personnel. These scholarships honor the legacy of educational excellence, leadership, and service of H.B. McDaniel, for whom the foundation is named. This year, the McDaniel Foundation is pleased to offer the following scholarships:



The H.B. McDaniel Foundation honors the legacy of Dr. Dale C. Burklund through a research scholarship in his memory. A school counselor, dean of students in Oregon, teacher, and leader in innovative research and assessment projects at local, state, and national levels, Dr. Burklund developed a unique career counseling program which is still used in many schools today. Dr. Burklund was mentored by H.B. McDaniel, completing his requirements at Stanford University in just two years. A founding member and first chairperson of the McDaniel Foundation, he served as the group’s secretary for 40 years. This scholarship recognizes the promise of graduate students in school counseling through research and/or counseling interventions.​

Scholarship Amount: up to $2000



The Allen family has designated this annual service scholarship as a memorial to a school counselor and faithful supporter of the H.B. McDaniel Foundation. James William Allen, —a school counselor in the Fremont Unified School District and husband of Dr. Jackie M. Allen—dedicated himself to work with all students and families to help young people attain their academic goals and reach their potential. This scholarship celebrates the outstanding service that school counselors provide for their students, families, and schools.

Scholarship Amount: up to $1000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Completed at least one term in a master’s program in school counseling, and will be continuing in the program in the next academic year

  • Maintained a 3.5 (or higher) GPA in their counseling program

  • Shows promise of outstanding leadership and service in the field

  • Membership in a professional counseling association

  • Commitment to serving diverse and/or underrepresented populations

  • Demonstrated financial need


To Apply:

  1. Decide which scholarship you would like to apply for.

  2. Compile the required supplemental materials: graduate program transcript, resume, one letter of recommendation, personal statement (300 words or less), School Counseling Issues Statement (500 words or less)

  3. Complete the Scholarship Application online : You will upload your supplemental materials directly into your online application. Once you click submit, you have completed the application process.

  • Complete the application online here

The Scholarship Committee will notify recipients in June. Scholarship recipients will be asked to participate in the board's annual celebration and/or give a short presentation. Questions can be sent to:

Please note: All applicants who qualify will be considered. The award will be made without regard to cultural identity including but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, or religion.

Deadline for application: TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PST
bottom of page