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National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (MFP-AC)

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Involved

Workforce Development Focus

Workforce Issues Addressed


National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation, NAADAC (The Association for Addiction Professionals), SAMHSA

Other: Addiction Counseling Students

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to pursue a healthcare profession


The Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors (MFP-AC) is offered by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) and funded by a grant from SAMHSA. The MFP-AC provides up to 40 master's degree-level counseling fellowships of $15,000 for addiction counseling students and pays the students' travel expenses to participate in program-related trainings. MFP-AC fellowships are awarded to applicants who are knowledgeable of/have experience working with underserved minority communities, children/adolescents, geriatrics, minority communities in urban and rural areas, minority persons and veterans. The goal of MFP-AC is to increase the number of substance use disorder professionals that provide services to minority populations.

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