The NBCC Foundation is pleased to offer rural scholarships for students pursuing a career in professional counseling. The rural scholarships were created to increase the number of counselors available to serve people in rural areas.
These scholarships provide financial support to students who are currently enrolled in a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)-accredited counseling master’s program, live in a rural area, and commit to serve rural populations within one year of graduation for the duration of a minimum of at least two years post-graduation.
Five scholarships in the amount of $8,000 are available.
Applicants must be enrolled in a CACREP-accredited counseling master’s program, reside in a rural area as defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), be currently enrolled for the upcoming semester and be in good standing in a CACREP-accredited counseling master’s-level program, have taken courses during the previous semester, may not have a pending status, deferred status, or other future start date for coursework, and are expected to graduate within three years of the date of the scholarship funding.
Applicants must commit to becoming board certified by applying for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification prior to graduation and to completing the application process, commit to providing mental health services in a rural area within one year of graduation and for the duration of a minimum of at least two years post-graduation.
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.