To celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Niel Carey '59 and Helen Carey '63 established the Niel and Helen Carey Graduate Award in the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services in November 2007 to recognize a school counselor in Maryland who is planning to pursue further graduate studies or research in career counseling or career development in the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services.
Mr. and Mrs. Carey wished to amended the Carey Graduate award to be The Carey Career Development Endowed Fellowship. In December 2017 this fund was amended to provide at least one annual fellowship award for graduate students in school counseling, school psychology, or counseling psychology in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education in the College of Education. This award will support graduate students who are planning to do (or have done) research or practice on career development or topics directly related to the facilitation of career development. It is the donors' preference that the maximum fundable award be made per student, and a single student receive the award before additional awards are made.