About the NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AP)
The NMFP-AC will increase the number of culturally-competent Master’s Level addiction counselors available to serve underserved and minority populations, and transition age youth (ages 16-25) by providing tuition stipends, training, professional guidance, and mentoring to students enrolled either in an addictions counseling Master’s program or a Master’s program with a concentration in addictions counseling from an accredited institution.
Program Benefits & Requirements
NMFP-AC Fellows will be selected through a rigorous application and evaluation process, administered by the NMFP-AC staff and NMFP-AC Advisory Committee. Once selected, the NMFP-AC will award tuition stipends up to $15,000 per Fellow to at least 30 Fellows for each year of the grant period. Fellows will be required to participate in orientation with their respective cohort to meet the program staff, establish relationships, and receive a detailed overview of program requirements and options, in addition to an introduction of all the resources that will be made available to Fellows through NAADAC and its partners. Fellows will also be supported to attend the NAADAC Annual Conference, a professional development activity and opportunity that will provide them with continuing education, networking, and mentorship opportunities.
Program Eligibility & Application Process
NMFP-AC fellows will be selected through a rigorous rolling application and evaluation process, administered by the NMFP-AC staff and NMFP-AC Advisory Committee. After ensuring that you are eligible for this program, please read the detailed application instructions below to start the application process. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
To be eligible, applicants must:
1. Be a U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident.
2. Be a graduate student enrolled in a Master’s degree program at an accredited institution, and be entering the final year of that program during the Fall of 2017.
3. Be enrolled in either an Addiction Counseling Master’s degree program, or a Master’s degree program in Counseling with an addiction track, consisting of no less than 12 academic credits of addiction-specific content. The degree program must include a supervised clinical internship.
4. Commit to providing at least six months post-fellowship addiction counseling to underserved populations defined as minority populations, LGBT populations, and/or transition age youth (ages 16-25) populations.
5. Attend a Fellowship orientation, complete six educational webinars, and work with an NMFP-AC-provided mentor.
6. Submit a complete application that includes all the required documentation.
7. Not have been previously notified of ineligibility by NMFP-AC.