The Charles E. Soule Scholarship in Rehabilitation Counseling

The Charles E. Soule Scholarship in Rehabilitation Counseling is funded by an endowment established by Unum Companies and administered by the Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Program at Assumption College. Mr. Charles “Chuck” Soule, as President of Paul Revere insurance company, established the rehabilitation department. He led with a strong belief in the value of work and a commitment to helping insured’s either stay at work or return to work. As such, the intent of this award is to support students with a strong desire to support vocational rehabilitation during their career.

The scholarship is awarded annually to qualified graduate students in Rehabilitation Counseling. To be considered for the Soule Scholarship the applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and be an unconditionally accepted full-time student (9 or more credits/semester) in the on campus Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling program at Assumption College. The scholarship is a merit scholarship and will be awarded based on an applicant’s academic record, personal and professional commitment to serving individuals with disabilities and the rehabilitation counseling profession, and a desire to have a career in vocational rehabilitation. Other materials (e.g., transcripts, resume) submitted as part of the application to the Rehabilitation Counseling program may also be considered as part of the selection process.

Two Soule Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year, dispersed in the form of tuition remission. The exact amount of each scholarship will be based on the availability of funds. Traditionally, students who win the scholarship during the first year of their program maintain it for the second year of their program if they have maintained excellent academic standing. The maximum that any student may receive is two consecutive scholarship awards, or a total of ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
Applicants must submit a letter including a brief description of his/her background and career interests, and a rational for why (s)he embodies the beliefs and values of Chuck Soule. The deadline for applying for the 2017-2018 Soule Scholarship is Wednesday August 9th, 2017.

Application letters should be addressed to: Dr. Nicholas Cioe, Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Program, Assumption College, 500 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA  01609-1296 OR e-mailed to:

The Soule Scholarship recipients will be notified by the Rehabilitation Counseling Program Director and be required to provide written acknowledgment of their intent to accept the award within 7 days or being notified. Scholarship awards not formally accepted will be considered forfeited and alternative candidate applications will be considered.

It is the student’s responsibility to comply with all college, state, federal, or other regulations associated with the Charles E. Soule Scholarship in Rehabilitation Counseling award.