NBCC Foundation military and rural scholarships provide financial support to master’s-level counseling students who are committed to serving in these communities. The military scholarship was created to increase the number of counselors available to serve military personnel and families suffering from a shortage of available mental health professionals. The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the military scholarships for service members, veterans and their spouses pursuing a career in professional counseling.
These scholarships provide financial support to students who are currently enrolled in a CACREP-accredited, masters level counseling program; are active duty, have served in the military within the past five years or are a military spouse; and who commit to serving military personnel for a minimum of two years. Up to five scholarships in the amount of $8,000 are available.
Applicants must be enrolled full time in a CACREP-accredited counseling master's program and be former or current active-duty U.S. military service members or spouses of a military service member whose service was within the past five years. Veterans must have served in the military within the past five years and have received an honorable discharge, must commit to applying for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification prior to graduation and to completing the application process or must commit to providing mental health services to service members and/or veterans.