Serving Maine School Counselors K-12

MESCA Membership

Membership Benefits

Members of the Maine School Counselors Association enjoy the support of peers from around the state, plus these additional benefits:

  • An annual subscription to the MESCA newsletter filled with relevant information for professional school counselors in Maine
  • An opportunity to participate in MESCA activities, board meetings, conferences, and workshops
  • Professional networking opportunities through conferences and online forums
  • An opportunity to add your voice to the chorus of school counselors committed to counseling K-12 students

Membership Levels

Professional: $40

Professional members must hold a Master’s degree in Counseling or a closely related field, and must either be certified as a school counselor by the state of Maine or be employed as a counselor educator in a graduate level program that prepares professional school counselors.
Student: $10

All Master’s level students enrolled in a Counselor Education degree program working toward their certification as a Maine school counselor are eligible for student membership.
Emeritus: FREE

The governing board of MESCA can award Emeritus status to anybody who has been a Professional member of MESCA for several years, who has made a significant contribution to school counseling in Maine, and who has resigned or retired from a professional position in Maine.
Affiliate: $40

Any person who subscribes to the purposes and ideals of MESCA and wishes to support its goals, but is not eligible for any other type of membership may become an affiliate member.

The Fine Print

Length of Term

Your MESCA membership is effective for one full year from the last day of the month that you join or renew your membership.

MESCA Email List

Members receive an email newsletter and MESCA meeting minutes throughout the year. Need to update your email address in our records? Use the contact form to provide us with your new details.

Methods of Payment

You are welcome to pay for your membership by check, purchase order, credit card, or PayPal. After you fill out the membership form, we will send you an email with instructions for completing your transaction using your preferred method of payment.

Joint Membership

If you are planning to join the national organization, as well as MESCA, you can register for both organizations via the ASCA website.


MESCA Mini-Workshops offer a range of professional development sessions on timely topics at locations throughout the state.

Learn more


Who deserves to be the next Maine School Counselor of the Year? Recognize someone who is doing an outstanding job in a K-12 school in the State of Maine.

Submit a Nomination


Are you currently enrolled in a Master’s level Counselor Education degree program at Husson University or the University of Southern Maine? Then you may be eligible for a $300 scholarship.

Apply for a Scholarship


Conferences, professional development opportunities, and more.

Reach Higher Maine Webinar

August 23, 2019

Learn more

MESCA Annual Conference

November 2019

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Attend a MESCA Board Meeting

The full MESCA Board typically meets on the second Thursday of every other month from 5-7 PM in Room 500 of the Cross Building, located at 111 Sewall Street in Augusta, Maine.

All MESCA members are welcome to attend. Please join us!

Schedule of 2018 Board Meetings:

January 11
March 8
May 10
August 16 (Leadership Development Institute, Location TBD)
September 13
November 8