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2019 H.B. McDaniel Foundation Scholarship Program

2020 Scholarship Information COMING SOON...

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 three unique 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

The H.B. McDaniel Foundation is thrilled to celebrate the extensive academic, research, and publication record of Dr. John D. Krumboltz through a career development scholarship for aspiring school counselors. A professor of education and psychology at Stanford University since 1961 and recent Professor Emeritus, Dr. Krumboltz’s contributions to the fields of counseling psychology and career counseling are significant, innumerable, and lasting. Having been a colleague and friend of H.B. McDaniel, Dr. Krumboltz has served on the McDaniel Foundation Board for more than 30 years. This scholarship aims to honor the planned and unplanned learning experiences that characterize the career trajectory of a school counselor.

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 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 OR complete the traditional application (click below)

  •  ONLINE APPLICANTS: 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

  • TRADITIONAL APPLICANTS: Please insert all supplemental materials into your application file. Save your completed application as ONE .doc, .docx, or PDF file. Include your last name in the file name for your application. Email your completed application file to: Aubrey Uresti, Scholarship Committee Chair

The Scholarship Committee will notify recipients by March 22, 2019. Scholarships will be presented at the annual H.B. McDaniel Foundation Banquet at Stanford University on April 5. Recipients must be present to accept their award and give a brief overview of their Issues Statement.


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.

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