Our Mission & About Us
The NBCC Foundation leverages the power of counseling to advance global health equity through expanded access to counseling and mental health services.
The Foundation’s strategy is to award Scholarships and fellowships to graduate-level students pursuing careers as professional counselors who are affiliated with underrepresented and underserved populations and commit to serving them after graduation.
The NBCC Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), which is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, provides financial support to master’s- and doctoral-level counseling students who commit to serving historically underserved communities. These communities include underrepresented racial and ethnic populations, child/adolescent and geriatric groups, communities in inner cities and rural areas, LGBTQIA2S+ folx, those who are veterans or are from military families, or individuals seeking substance use disorder services.
NBCC Foundation military and rural scholarships provide financial support to master’s-level counseling students who are committed to providing mental health care in these respective communities.
NBCC Foundation fellows and scholars also participate in innovative trainings to expand effective practice in their communities and receive numerous professional development and continuing education opportunities in addition to their financial education support.
Professional counselors can also engage in opportunities to give back to the profession and to counselors-in-training through the NBCC Foundation’s programs. These opportunities include engagement as mentors for graduate-level counseling students, reviewing scholarship and fellowship applications, offering expertise through webinar presentations or specialty trainings, or by serving on program advisory councils.
Visit our programs application page to view all available award opportunities.