Lynsey R. Yoder of Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded the 2010 NBCC Foundation Military Scholarship. The military scholarship is awarded to service members and veterans who are pursuing a counseling education and who commit to serving fellow military personnel upon graduation.
Ms. Yoder will receive $3,000 to support her counseling education and to facilitate her service to military populations. She is currently a student at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs pursuing a Master's Degree in School Counseling and holds a bachelor's degree from University of Central Florida. Having experience within both Florida's and Colorado's Army National Guard, Ms. Yoder plans to serve active, reserve and retired military personnel in the school setting and also through her own practice. She hopes to work as a counselor in a school with a large military demographic where she can use her skills to help families of deployed servicemembers. In addition, she plans to further aid soldiers and their families within her own practice by offering services focused on coping mechanisms for deployments and the process of reintegration.