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NBCC Minority Fellowship Program for Mental Health Counselors (Master’s)

$10,000

December 15, 2018

Awards Available: 30

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the application period for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP) for Mental Health Counselors (MHC-M). This program is made possible by a grant awarded to the NBCC Foundation by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The NBCC Foundation will administer up to 30 master’s-level counseling fellowships of $10,000, plus the travel expenses to participate in program-related trainings for mental health counseling students.

    The NBCC MFP helps ensure that the behavioral health needs of all Americans are met, regardless of language or culture, thereby reducing health disparities and improving overall community health and well-being. Minorities include but are not limited to racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, rural, or military groups. By strategically promoting and providing fellowships to master’s-level counseling students, the NBCC MFP strengthens the infrastructure that engages diverse individuals in counseling and increases the number of professional counselors.

    Eligible applicants must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with one or more of the following: underserved minority communities, child/adolescent and geriatric groups, minority communities in inner cities and rural areas, minority persons (including LGBT), or those who are veterans or are from military families. Eligible applicants must commit to teach, administer services, conduct research, and/or provide direct mental health counseling to at least one of the above-listed populations. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • NBCC Foundation
  • 3 Terrace Way
  • Greensboro, NC 27403
  • foundation@nbcc.org
  • tel: 336-232-0376
  • fax: 336-232-0010

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JANET M  on 8/7/2018 1:30:23 PM

I am in my last year and a student in the Advanced Standing Social Work Program. Is this the same scholarship as the MFP? If so, can I apply for both scholarships?

Felipe G  on 5/12/2018 12:31:07 PM

I am an undergrad at Park University, and I would like to take my Master's in Social Worl. I would like to continue my education and provide my services in organizations that assist the community./ My goal is to complete my Master's Degree in Social Work, and I would like to know if I qualify.

Ariel R  on 3/21/2018 11:50:15 AM

I am currently in my 2nd semester at Eastern Michigan University in the Masters of Social Work program, do I qualify for this scholarship? I plan on becoming certified to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Ashley V  on 10/15/2017 11:08:10 PM

I am currently in my 2nd semester at Walden University and I am a Masters student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Do I qualify for this scholarship? I desire to work with those in the DOC focusing on substance abuse, working with all ethnicities.

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