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NBCCF Minority Masters Fellowship- Addictions Counselor
Summary
Title: NBCCF Minority Masters Fellowship- Addictions Counselor
ID:MFP AC
Application Deadline:Application Period Currently Closed
Description
The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 application period for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). 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 40 master’s-level counseling fellowships of up to $11,000 for addictions counseling students. 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 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.
 
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have a permanent resident status.
  • Applicants must not receive any other federal funds or work for a federal agency.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in the last year (2015–2016) of an accredited addictions counseling master’s program.
  • Applicants must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with racially and ethnically diverse populations.
  • Applicants must commit to applying for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential prior to graduation.
  • Applicants must commit to providing addictions counseling services to underserved minority transition-age youth (16–25) populations for two years post-graduation.
  • African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are especially encouraged to apply.
The application deadline is November 15, 2014, and fellowships will be awarded in January 2015.   

For questions, please review our Frequently Asked Questions, call 336-232-0376 or email foundation@nbcc.org.
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