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    

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