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NBCC Foundation announces 2014 military, rural and minority scholarships

September 12, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-09-12 at 3.14.47 PMThe NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce three scholarship opportunities for individuals pursuing a career in counseling. The scholarships support the Foundation’s priority of increasing access to mental health care through professional counseling services, particularly for underserved populations.

The military scholarship program is designed to support service members, veterans and their spouses embarking on a career in counseling. The program provides financial support to students with military experience who commit to serving military personnel, veterans and families after graduation.

The rural scholarship program provides financial support to students from rural areas who commit to serving in these communities after graduation.

The minority scholarship program, the most recent addition, is designed to help ensure that the behavioral health needs of all Americans are met, regardless of language or culture. This program provides financial support to students who have substantial experience with the minority community they commit to serving after graduation.

Five $5,000 scholarships are available for each program. All scholarship recipients must be enrolled in a master’s-level counseling program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Further eligibility requirements can be found at http://www.nbccf.org/Programs. The deadline for all applications is November 1.

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