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NBCC Minority Fellowship Program for Mental Health Counselors (Masters and Doctoral)

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation
Dec 31, 2022



The NBCC Foundation provides fellowships for master's and doctoral degree-level 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, and military groups.

Applicants must commit to teach, administer, research and/or provide direct mental health services to minority and underserved populations in the private, nonprofit, or public sectors within one year of graduation and for the duration of two years post-graduation.

Applicants must demonstrate knowledge of and experience in providing 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

Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens or permanent residents that are currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited graduate level counseling program. Other specific eligibility and service requirements are listed in the application instructions for master's level fellowships and doctoral level fellowships.

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

For master's degree-level students: 30 fellowships for $10,000, plus travel expenses to participate in other program-related training.

For doctoral degree-level students: 20 fellowships for $20,000, plus travel expenses to participate in other program-related training.

Application process

Links to application instructions are available on the program website.

Choose either master's level fellowships or doctoral level fellowships. A link to the online application portal is available at the bottom of each page.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Black or African American · Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Minorities · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Racial and ethnic groups · Scholarships for health careers · Veterans

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