Creative Counseling Human Services Scholarship Established

CCLS Scholarship

Pictured from left to right: Lilly, the canine-assisted therapy dog, Ashlan Vincent, who is studying for her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at UNC-Charlotte and currently interning with Dr. Harbeson; Dr. Laura Harbeson, Jacqueline O’Neal, MA, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate at CCLS, Jeania Martin, Executive Director, SCC Foundation, and Jessica Smith, SCC Foundation Operations and Grant Coordinator for the College.


Albemarle, NC – The Stanly Community College (SCC) Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Creative Counseling Human Services Scholarship. This scholarship will cover tuition, fees, and books up to $2,000 for any full-time students enrolled in the Human Services Technology programs at SCC. Students will also have an opportunity to participate in the apprenticeship program with Creative Counseling and Learning Solutions

Laura Harbeson, PhD, MS, LCMHCS, NCC and Director/Lead Therapist at Creative Counseling and Learning Solutions, (CCLS) stated, “We are very excited to be able to offer this opportunity to Stanly Community College students. It is our wish that students are able to use this scholarship as a stepping stone toward successful careers in the Human Services field.”

Creative Counseling Human Services Scholarship will be available for students beginning Fall 2020 semester. The scholarship application can be found at The application will close April 15 for the Fall 2020 semester. Moving forward, the scholarship will be available each fall and spring semester.

 Jeania Martin, Executive Director, SCC Foundation, noted, “On behalf of the SCC Foundation, I would like to thank Creative Counseling and Learning Solutions for their support and generosity. The Foundation is committed to helping students achieve their educational goals and with the addition of this scholarship the lives of many students will be changed for the better.”

Since 1971, Stanly Community College has provided educational and career training opportunities to thousands of people across the region. Today, SCC serves nearly 10,000 students annually and has become a beacon of hope and change for countless individuals.

 To ensure that the College can continue this tradition of serving as an educational resource, the Foundation strives to meet and address the current and anticipated needs of the College and our students. When you make a gift to the Foundation, the value of your dollar extends far beyond one person or one opportunity. Your investment supports the future of our entire region, bringing the power of higher education within reach for thousands of people.

If you are interested in donating to the Foundation, please contact Jeania Martin at (704) 991-0370 or We encourage individuals to visit the Foundation’s website at