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NBCC Foundation Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors

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NBCC Foundation
Dec 15, 2018



The NBCC Foundation provides fellowships for master's degree-level addictions counseling students from minority backgrounds. The purpose of the program is to 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. For the purpose of this program, minorities include racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, rural, or military groups.

Applicants must demonstrate knowledge of and experience in addictions/substance abuse services to one or more of the following:

  • Underserved minority communities
  • Children and adolescents
  • Geriatric groups
  • Minority communities in inner cities and rural areas
  • Minority persons, including gender and sexual orientation minorities
  • Veterans and military families

Applicants must be able to attend the NBCC Foundation's Bridging the Gap Symposium the week of May 20-24, 2019 and the 2020 Symposium during the week of May 18-22, 2020. Applicants must also be able to attend the NAADAC Annual Conference (typically in September or October) and potentially one other training event during the fellowship year. All travel expenses will be covered by the NBCC Foundation.


Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens or permanent residents that are currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited master's level addictions counseling program. Other specific eligibility and service requirements are listed on the program website.

The program is not limited to individuals from minority populations; however priority will be given to strong candidates from African American, Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

$15,000, plus travel expenses to participate in other program-related training.

Application process
Tagged as
African Americans · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Asian and Pacific Islanders · Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Health disparities · Hispanics and Latinos · Minorities · Racial and ethnic groups · Scholarships for health careers · Substance abuse · Veterans

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