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NBCC Foundation Rural Scholarships

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation
Dec 31, 2023



NBCC Foundation Rural Scholarships are offered to students residing in rural areas who are currently enrolled in a master's level counseling program and are committed to practicing in rural communities after graduation. Applicants must agree to a 2 year service contract.


Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled, full time 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 full time and be in good standing in a CACREP-accredited counseling master's-level program
  • Graduate by May 31, 2027 (within three years of the date of the scholarship funding)
  • Not have an anticipated program completion date before December 31, 2024
  • 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 2 years post-graduation
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Three $8,000 scholarships will be awarded.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the online application portal are available on the bottom of the program website when applications are being accepted.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Scholarships for health careers

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