The NBCC Foundation's mission is "Leveraging the power of counseling by strategically focusing resources for positive change." To improve the mental health of the underserved and never-served throughout the world, the NBCC Foundation leverages the power of counseling by strategically focusing resources for positive change. Its primary objectives are to increase the number of counselors and Mental Health Facilitators working with high-priority populations and to engage them in becoming innovators of counseling practices that benefit the underserved.

Scholarshipsfellowships, and capacity-building grants, are our primary tools for accomplishing our objectives. The Foundation’s strategy is to award scholarships to individuals pursuing careers as professional counselors who are affiliated with high-priority populations and commit to serving them after graduation. Capacity-building grants fund expansion efforts to increase mental health resources in rural and minority communities where access to mental health care is extremely limited. Scholars and Fellows participate in innovation training to expand effective practice in their communities. Use the forms below to apply to open opportunities! 

*Please note that application forms will appear below by 12:00 AM EST on the date the application opens. If no forms appear below, please check back on the open date of the application period. 

The NBCC Foundation is seeking dynamic presenters for our monthly webinar programs on:

  1. Innovations in Counseling: Working with Minority Populations 
  2. Building Professional Excellence

These webinars enhance care for underserved minorities and provide ongoing training to NCCs and CCE credential holders in addition to Foundation scholars and fellows. These resources become part of our capacity-building plan and are archived in our webinar library available on i-counseling. Webinars are conducted online, and no travel commitment is required from our webinar presenters. The NBCC Foundation handles all the logistics of managing the webinar platform, advertising and promotion. All webinar presenters must hold a minimum of a master's degree in counseling or a related mental health field and be a board certified counselor.

Please use this form to nominate a presenter for an NBCC Foundation webinar. 

The NBCC Foundation is seeking dynamic presenters for our monthly webinar programs on (1) Innovations in Counseling: Working with Minority Populations and (2) Building Professional Excellence. These webinars enhance care for underserved minorities and provide ongoing training to NCCs and CCE credential holders in addition to Foundation scholars and fellows. These resources become part of our capacity-building plan and are archived in our webinar library available on i-counseling. 

Webinars are conducted online, and no travel commitment is required from our webinar presenters. The NBCC Foundation handles all the logistics of managing the webinar platform, advertising and promotion. All webinar presenters must hold a minimum of a master's degree in counseling or a related mental health field and be a board certified counselor.

The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the search for NBCC Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP) Advisory Council members to fill positions on mental health counseling and addictions counseling advisory councils for the 2021–2022 term. The NBCC MFP, made possible by a grant awarded to NBCC Foundation by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), helps ensure that the behavioral health needs of all Americans are met, regardless of language or culture, thereby reducing health disparities and improving overall community health and well-being. Minorities include but are not limited to racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, rural, or military groups.

Each MFP Advisory Council (MFPAC) will consist of six members, including one consumer representative, who are willing to promote and support the mission of the NBCC MFP. Advisory Council members are elected to serve a one-year term (October 2021 – September 2022) and may be elected for a second one-year term. Some domestic travel will be necessary. 


Mental Health Counseling (MHC) Advisory Council

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Candidates must be either (1) a doctoral-level professional counselor or counselor educator or (2) a master’s-level clinical professional counselor.
  • Candidates must be a National Certified Counselor (NCC) in good standing. 
  • Candidates must demonstrate senior and expert experience providing mental health services to minority populations. 
  • Candidates must be alumni of the NBCC MFP.


Addictions Counseling (AC) Advisory Council

This program is administered by the NBCC Foundation in collaboration with NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Candidates must be either (1) a doctoral-level professional counselor or counselor educator or (2) a master’s-level clinical professional counselor.
  • Candidates must be board certified counselors (NCC or NCC AP) in good standing.
  • Candidates must demonstrate senior and expert experience providing mental health and substance abuse services to minority populations.
  • Alumni of the NBCC MFP are encouraged to apply.


NBCC MFP Advisory Council

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Makes recommendations to NBCC Foundation staff regarding the selection criteria for the fellowships.
  • Selects MFP fellows from a list of finalists.
  • Make recommendations to staff on policies and procedures for administering the program. 
  • Support the fellows through regular group check-ins.
  • Provide support and guidance to fellows and mentors during the mentorship process.
  • Provide education and leadership to the counseling profession.
  • Involved in monitoring fellowship recipients to support adherence to their individual fellowship plans and to the program. 
  • Assists the NBCC Foundation staff with developing and providing training for the fellows either virtually through webinars, or through in-person training events and panel discussions. 


Time Commitment:

The MFPAC meets at least four times annually to conduct business. At least one meeting takes place in-person and other meetings typically take place through virtual means. All expenses involved in NBCC MFP Advisory Council travel are reimbursed according to grant allowances. Each term is for one year with option to serve an additional year. MFPAC members will engage in an online training program prior to beginning their term.

Individuals who are of Native American, African-American, Hispanic/Latina/Latino, Asian, Hawaiian and Pacific Islander descent, and individuals who represent LGBTQ populations are particularly encouraged to apply. Former MFPAC members may apply to begin a new term of service on the 2021–2022 Advisory Council.

Interested NCCs who are MFP alumni must submit a résumé and letter of interest. Letters of interest should describe experience working with ethnic, racial, or religious minorities or LGBTQ individuals in a variety of settings. Cultural competency and strong skills in networking, public relations, presentation, communication, goal setting, and task management are also required, and should be evident on the résumé and in the letter of interest. Letters should also describe an understanding of the NBCC MFP program and how the applicant will contribute to the leadership of the program. Candidates must have the ability to navigate virtual teleconferencing software and be able to make the time commitment to attend to MFPAC responsibilities.


Applications will be accepted until August 6, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time. 

The NBCC Foundation is accepting applications for volunteer positions as application reviewers for the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) scholarships and training awards. These awards enhance the careers of credentialed professionals by providing financial assistance to those seeking additional credentials and continuing education opportunities. 

The volunteer reviewer opportunities are open to holders of the following CCE credentials:​

  • CCE Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)
  • Board Certified Coach (BCC)
  • Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)
  • Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH)                                                                                      

Scholarship application reviewers must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • One of the above credentials in good standing;
  •  Certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) in good standing 
  • A master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of two years of postgraduate experience; and
  • Extensive experience working with and knowledge of one or more of the populations that the listed credential holders serve.

Volunteer reviewers review scholarship applications and rate applicants based on Board-determined criteria. Foundation staff will provide online training, the review periods will be 2-3 weeks in duration, and average eight hours of actual review time. All review processes will be online.
 

Interested applicants should submit a brief letter of interest and résumé. The letter of interest should demonstrate eligibility and availability and explain the potential candidate’s interest in being an application reviewer.
 

For more information about the Foundation and its programs, visit www.nbccf.org.
 

The NBCC Foundation is accepting letters of interest from experienced master’s-level National Certified Counselors (NCCs) for the opportunity to volunteer as mentors for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) and NBCC Foundation scholarship program. Fellows and scholars with active mentor connections demonstrate increased success in completing master’s programs, contributing effective research, and attaining related employment and other opportunities.
 

At minimum, mentors will provide four interactions with their assigned Fellow or Scholar and make themselves available for additional inquiries based on mutual agreement with their mentee. Mentors will receive online training and orientation prior to engagement. The duration of the commitment is one year. The Foundation will match mentors and Fellows or Scholars based on interests and experience.
 

Each year, the Foundation awards fellowships and scholarships to more than 80 counseling master’s students who commit to serving the Foundation’s priority underserved populations of military communities, rural communities and minority populations or providing career development services. The fellowships and scholarships provide substantial financial awards as well as training and support services, including mentors.
 

Fellow and Scholar mentors must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Master’s degree in counseling and a minimum of two years of post-master’s experience;
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC) in good standing; and
  • Counseling experience related to serving military, minority, rural populations, career counseling, or underserved minority populations.
  • Commit to providing mentorship for a minimum of one year. 

NCCs interested in mentoring can submit their application (including a brief letter of interest and résumé). The letter of interest should demonstrate eligibility and explain the candidate’s interest in being a mentor and expected achievements and outcomes for the mentoring process.
 

For more information about the Foundation scholarship program, visit www.nbccf.org.

 

The NBCC Foundation is accepting letters of interest from experienced doctoral-level National Certified Counselors (NCCs) for the opportunity to volunteer as mentors for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program (MFP). Fellows and scholars with active mentor connections demonstrate increased success in completing doctoral degrees and programs, contributing effective research, and attaining related employment and other opportunities.
 

At minimum, mentors will provide four interactions with their assigned Fellow and make themselves available for additional inquiries based on mutual agreement with their mentee. Mentors will receive online training and orientation prior to engagement. The duration of the commitment is one year. The Foundation will match mentors and Fellows based on interests and experience.
 

The NBCC MFP provides doctoral-level fellowships to NCCs with a demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to racially and ethnically diverse populations who are enrolled in a doctoral program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The fellowships provide substantial financial awards as well as training and support services, including mentors.
 

MFP mentors must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Doctoral degree in counseling and a minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience;
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC) in good standing;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with racially and ethnically diverse populations; and
  • Counseling experience related to providing mental health or substance abuse services to underserved minority populations.
  •  Commit to providing mentorship for a minimum of one year.  

NCCs interested in mentoring can submit their application (including a brief letter of interest and résumé). The letter of interest should demonstrate eligibility and explain the candidate’s interest in being a mentor and expected achievements and outcomes for the mentoring process.
 

For more information about the Foundation scholarship program, visit www.nbccf.org.    

The NBCC Foundation offers scholarships to increase counseling services where they are needed most. The NBCC Foundation Board of Trustees determines priority areas annually. The current priority underserved areas are military communities, rural communities, minority populations, substance abuse and career counseling and guidance.
 

Scholarship application reviewers must meet the following eligibility requirements: 

  • A master’s degree (or higher) in counseling and a minimum of two years of postgraduate experience
  • Certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) in good standing
  • Experience and knowledge with one or more of the following:

                         Career counseling and guidance

                         Substance abuse

                         Military and veteran populations

                         Rural communities

                         Underserved minority groups

                         Transition age youth

NCC volunteers will review scholarship applications and rate applicants based on Board-determined criteria. Foundation staff will provide online training, the review periods will be 2-3 weeks in duration, and average eight hours of actual review time. All review processes will be online.
 

Interested NCCs should submit a brief letter of interest and résumé. The letter should demonstrate eligibility and availability and explain the potential candidate’s interest in being an application reviewer.
 

If you previously submitted an application to be a volunteer reviewer and were not selected to be on a review team, your application automatically rolls over and will be considered at the next selection period. You do not need to reapply.
 

For more information about the Foundation and its programs, visit www.nbccf.org.    

 
The NBCC Foundation offers fellowships to increase counseling services where they are needed most. The NBCC Foundation Board of Trustees determines priority areas annually. The current priority of under served areas are military communities, rural communities, minority populations, substance abuse and career counseling and guidance.

Fellowship application reviewers must meet the following eligibility requirements:
 

  • A master’s degree (or higher) in counseling and a minimum of two years of postgraduate experience
  • Certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) in good standing
  • Experience and knowledge with one or more of the following:

                          Career counseling and guidance
                         Substance abuse
                         Military and veteran populations
                         Rural communities
                         Underserved minority groups
                         Transition age youth


NCC volunteers will review fellowship applications and rate applicants based on Board-determined criteria. Foundation staff will provide online training, the review periods will be 2-3 weeks in duration, and average eight hours of actual review time. All review processes will be online.

Interested NCCs should submit a brief letter of interest and résumé. The letter should demonstrate eligibility and availability and explain the potential candidate’s interest in being an application reviewer.

If you previously submitted an application to be a volunteer reviewer and were not selected to be on a review team, your application automatically rolls over and will be considered at the next selection period. You do not need to reapply.

For more information about the Foundation and its programs, visit www.nbccf.org.    



 

The NBCC Foundation (NBCCF) offers scholarships and fellowships to increase counseling services where they are needed most. NBCCF Board of Trustees determines priority areas annually. The current priority underserved areas are military communities, rural communities, minority populations, substance abuse, and career counseling and guidance. NBCCF also offers the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) scholarships and training awards. These awards enhance the careers of credentialed professionals by providing financial assistance to those seeking additional credentials and continuing education opportunities. 

NBCCF is accepting applications for volunteer application reviewers and mentors. 

NBCCF Volunteers Eligibility Requirements:

All NBCCF volunteers must meet the following eligibility requirements: 

• A master’s degree (or higher) in counseling and a minimum of two years of postgraduate experience. 

• Certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) in good standing.

• Counseling experience related to serving military, minority, rural populations, career counseling, or underserved minority populations.

• Volunteer application reviewers must commit to one review cycle.

• Volunteer mentors must commit to providing mentorship for a minimum of one year.



Application Reviewer Opportunities:

NBCCF volunteers will review scholarship and fellowship applications and rate applicants based on Board-determined criteria. Foundation staff will provide online training, the review periods will be 2-3 weeks in duration, and average eight hours of actual review time. All review processes will be online.

Interested NCCs should submit a brief letter of interest and résumé. The letter should demonstrate eligibility and availability and explain the potential candidate’s interest in being an application reviewer. 

Additional Eligibility Requirements for Reviewers:

      Fellowship and Scholarship Reviewers:

  • Experience and knowledge with one or more of the following:

                 Career counseling and guidance

                 Substance abuse

                 Military and veteran populations

                 Rural communities

                 Underserved minority groups

                 Transition age youth


      CCE Scholarship Reviewers:

  • Must hold one of the following CCE credentials, and be in good standing:

                  CCE Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)

                  Board Certified Coach (BCC)

                  Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)

                  Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) 

  • Extensive experience working with and knowledge of one or more of the populations that the listed credential holders serve.

Mentorship Opportunities:

Each year, the Foundation awards fellowships and scholarships to more than 80 counseling master’s students who commit to serving the Foundation’s priority underserved populations of military communities, rural communities and minority populations or providing career development services. The fellowships and scholarships provide substantial financial awards as well as training and support services, including mentors. 

Experienced master’s-level National Certified Counselors (NCCs) have the opportunity to volunteer as mentors for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) and NBCC Foundation scholarship program. Fellows and scholars with active mentor connections demonstrate increased success in completing master’s programs, contributing effective research, and attaining related employment and other opportunities. NBCCF will match mentors and Fellows or Scholars based on interests and experience. 

At minimum, mentors will provide four interactions with their assigned Fellow or Scholar and make themselves available for additional inquiries based on mutual agreement with their mentee. Mentors will receive online training and orientation prior to engagement. The duration of the commitment is one year. 

NCCs interested in mentoring can submit their application (including a brief letter of interest and résumé). The letter of interest should demonstrate eligibility and explain the candidate’s interest in being a mentor and expected achievements and outcomes for the mentoring process. 

Additional Eligibility Requirements for Mentors:

      Master’s Level Fellowship or Scholarship Mentors:

  • Counseling experience related to serving military, minority, rural populations, career counseling, or underserved minority populations.
  • Commit to providing mentorship for a minimum of one year. 


      Doctoral Level Fellowship Mentors:

  • Doctoral degree in counseling and a minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with racially and ethnically diverse populations; and
  • Counseling experience related to providing mental health or substance abuse services to underserved minority populations.
  • Commit to providing mentorship for a minimum of one year. 


For more information about the Foundation scholarship and fellowship programs, visit www.nbccf.org  



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