Ron Martin was a graduate of Memorial University obtaining a Bachelor of Science
(Honours) degree in Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Educational Psychology. He
went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Education specializing in School Psychology and
Special Education from the University of Toronto. Ron began his career in the field of
education as a guidance counsellor on Fogo Island and subsequently held positions in
Newfoundland and Labrador as Program Specialist for Student Support Services, School
Psychologist, and Consultant in the area of Student Support Services with the Department of
Education. Throughout his career Ron volunteered his time as an executive member of the
School Counsellors’ Association of Newfoundland (SCAN – a predecessor to the NLPCA)
and the National Association of School Psychologists, having served terms as President of
b5oth organizations.
The Ron Martin Memorial / NLCPA Scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who has
demonstrated proficiency within the field of school counselling (through previous experience,
coursework and internship placements), documented community service, academic
achievement, and a desire to influence change (as epitomized by Ron during his own
Value of Scholarship: $500.00

Applicants are expected to:

  • Be a student member of the NLCPA (Newfoundland & Labrador Counsellors’ &
    Psychologists’ Association – A Special Interest Council of the Newfoundland &
    Labrador Teachers’ Association);
  • Be in good academic standing;
  • Be enrolled in the Masters of Education (Counselling Psychology) Program within the
    Faculty of Education, Memorial University;
  • Submit a resume (with a cover letter outlining their suitability for this award) and two
    reference letters pertaining to the same. Applicants are asked to have their referees
    forward their letters to the e-mail address below, clearly identifying the name of the
    scholarship applicant.

Deadline for application is October 15th, 2013. The scholarships will be awarded during the
NLCPA AGM on October 24th. The scholarship is administered by the NLCPA.
Submit all applications and reference letters to Tamar Kelly-Duff at