COUNSELOR EDUCATION PROGRAM -- North Carolina Central University

Clinical Mental Health Counseling student, N'Dea Coleman, has been awarded a $15,000 Addictions Counseling Fellowship from the National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation.  Congratulations, N'Dea!

Ninety fellows were selected from over 450 applicants to represent three cohorts of fellows: master’s-level mental health counseling, doctoral-level mental health counseling, and master's-level addictions counseling.   

As an NBCC Minority Fellowship Program - Addcitions Counseling (MFP-AC) Fellow, Coleman will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her addictions counseling service to underserved populations.

The NBCC MFP-AC is made possible by a grant awarded to the NBCC Foundation in collaboration with the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The NBCC Foundation administers the MFP-AC, including training and collaboration activities, such as webinars, that are open to all board certified counselors. 

The goals of the program are to strengthen the infrastructure that engages diverse individuals in counseling and increase the number of professional counselors providing effective, culturally competent services to underserved and never-served populations. Each fellow receives funds to support their education as well as training, mentorship, and professional development services.   


The NBCC Foundation is the nonprofit affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), based in Greensboro, North Carolina. NBCC is the nation’s premier professional certification board devoted to credentialing counselors who meet standards for the general and specialty practices of professional counseling. Currently, there are more than 66,000 board certified counselors in the United States and more than 50 countries. The NBCC Foundation’s mission is to leverage the power of counseling by strategically focusing resources for positive change.

List of the 2021 Minority Fellowship Program Awardees


Did You Know?

In October 2015, the Counseling Program at NCCU was selected as the "Most Outstanding Master's level Counseling Program" by the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision.

SACES award 2015

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