Meet the Fellows
Current NBCC Minority Fellowship Program Fellows
Meet the 24 mental health counseling doctoral students named as 2023 NBCC Foundation MFP Fellows.View Fellows
Meet the 35 mental health counseling master's students named as 2023 NBCC Foundation MFP Fellows.View Fellows
Past NBCC Minority Fellowship Program Fellows
Minority Fellowship Program Advisory Council Leadership
NBCC MFP Advisory Council members promote and support the mission of the NBCC MFP. Advisory Council members have demonstrated experience providing mental health and/or substance abuse services to underserved and underrepresented populations and help ensure the program and its participants receive the highest level of support and training.
MFP Mental Health Counseling Advisory CouncilView 2022-2023 Mental Health Counseling Advisory Council
History of the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program
In 2012, the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) was awarded the federally funded Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This grant allows the Foundation to distribute up to 24 doctoral-level minority fellowships on a yearly basis. These awards enable fellows to provide leadership to the profession through education, research and practice benefiting vulnerable underserved consumers.
In 2014, NBCC was awarded two additional federally funded MFP grants from SAMHSA that allow the Foundation to distribute up to 80 master’s-level minority fellowships on a yearly basis. These fellowships increase the number of culturally competent addiction counselors and mental health counselors available to underserved minority populations, with a specific focus on transition-age youth (ages 16–25).