Shehnila Ali, current Clinical Mental Health Counseling student has been selected as a winner of a Minority Masters Fellowship (Addictions Counseling) by the National Board for Certifed Counselors Foundation (NBCCF). She has been awarded $11,000 toward her education in substance abuse counseling. Several awards ($5000) were bestowed, but she received the highest level of funding available.
Ms. Ali is currently at RJ Buckley ADATC where she is beginning her addiction counseling practicum. Please join us in congratulating Shehnila for this outstanding accomplishment.
Information about the Fellowship
This program is made possible by grants awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The NBCC Foundation has been contracted by NBCC to administer 40 master’s-level counseling fellowships of up to $11,000 for addictions counseling students. Eligible applicants must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with racially and ethnically diverse populations, and commit to providing substance abuse and addictions counseling services to underserved minority populations.
The NBCC MFP will help 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. By strategically promoting and providing fellowships to master’s-level counseling students, the NBCC MFP strengthens the infrastructure that engages diverse individuals in counseling and increases the number of professional counselors providing effective, culturally competent services to underserved populations.