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The Edwin L. Herr Fellowship for Excellence in Counseling Leadership and Scholarship

The Edwin L. Herr Fellowship for Excellence in Counseling Leadership and Scholarship was created to recognize and honor the career contributions of Dr. Edwin L. Herr to Chi Sigma Iota and to the counseling profession as a whole.

Dr. Herr’s career as a counselor and counselor educator spanned more than 50 years. During that time he served as a teacher, counselor, counselor educator, counseling program administrator, and Dean. He served as President of two ACA divisions, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and the National Career Development Association, was President of the American Counseling Association (ACA then the American Personnel and Guidance Association), President of Chi Sigma Iota, Board Member of the International Roundtable for the Advancement of Counseling (IRTAC) and the International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance, and was elected Honorary Consultant to IRTAC, a position to continue in perpetuity in recognition of his positive and seminal influence on the development of counseling globally. He was author or co-author of more than 275 published journal articles and 31 books and monographs. A past editor of several journals, including the Journal of Counseling & Development, Dr. Herr was widely recognized globally as one of if not the preeminent scholar in career counseling. He also was widely acclaimed as our profession’s most eloquent and respected global ambassador for counseling.

The Herr Fellowship is awarded annually to a full-time counselor educator in the early stages of their career (3-5 years completed) whose professional goals include career development or international issues in counseling. Nominees must be currently serving as a Chi Sigma Iota Chapter Faculty Advisor or Back-Up/Co-CFA. Nominations may be made by any active members of CSI, however, self-applications are encouraged, and the application form must be submitted by the nominee. Herr Fellows are selected by a committee that includes the current President, President-Elect, and Past-President of CSI. The next Herr Fellow will serve during the 2020-2021 fiscal year (May 1, 2021-April 30, 2022).

The Fellowship includes an award of $500 that may be used for research or travel. The Fellow is expected to attend CSI Days activities including the Leadership Workshop, Delegate Business Meeting, CFA Training, and Chapter Leaders Training during CSI Days. Projects during the 2021-2022 fiscal year will include working with CSI leaders and CSI Headquarters staff specifically to develop resources and materials to expand CSI’s Career Center and/or Global Network. Such projects may include web based resources, surveys, position papers, literature reviews, grant applications, or other projects as determined by the Fellow in consultation with a designated CSI mentor.

Approved products will be posted and retained by CSI on its website. If the Fellow plans to publish outside of the CSI website, a manuscript should first be submitted to CSI's Journal of Counselor Leadership & Advocacy or the CSI Exemplar.  Upon satisfactory completion of an agreed upon project the Fellow will be awarded an additional $500.

Nomination Submission Instructions

  1. Before applying, please read Dr. Herr’s biography, Excellence Paper, and Position Paper on Leadership.
  2. Obtain three letters of support from individuals who can speak to the nominee’s qualifications for the fellowship and potential contributions as a Herr Fellow. The letters must be printed on letterhead and signed.
  3. Scan a current copy of the nominee's vita and the three letters of support into one PDF file. Title the PDF file as follows: Nominee's Name-Herr Fellowship-Date Submitted (e.g., Jane Smith-Herr Fellowship-12-1-20.pdf). This will be attached to your online submission.
  4. Please note that applications must be submitted by the nominees themselves so that they can consent to the Herr Fellow Agreement.

Online applications for the 2021-2022 Herr Fellowship will be accepted until Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 5:00 PM EST.

If you have questions, you may contact Dr. Amanda La Guardia, Chair of the Selection Committee, at If you have any technical problems with the application, please email


Donations to support the Herr Fellowship can be made on the Donate to CSI page.

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