This program is made possible by grants awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The NBCC Foundation has been contracted by NBCC to administer up to 40 master's level counseling fellowships of up to $11,000 for addictions counseling students. Funds are paid directly to the university and vary based on tuition and fees owed by the student. Eligible applicants must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with racially and ethnically diverse populations, and commit to providing substance abuse and addictions counseling services to underserved minority transition-age youth (16-25) populations.
The NBCC MFP will help 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. 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 providing effective, culturally competent services to underserved populations.
-Must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status
-Must not receive any other federal funds (except for federal student loans) or work for a federal agency
-Must be entering their last year of study in the upcoming fall
Applicants must be enrolled in either an accredited addictions counseling master's program or a CACREP-accredited master's program with a concentration in addictions counseling
-Must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with racially and ethnically diverse populations
-Must commit to applying for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification prior to graduation and to completing the application process
-Must commit to providing addictions counseling services to underserved minority transition-age youth (16–25) populations
African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are especially encouraged to apply.
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.