For Immediate Release
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The The application period for the 2015-2016 NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AC) has been extended to May 31, 2015. Eligible master’s level addiction/substance use disorder counseling students now have until May 31, 2015 to submit their NMFP-AC applications and supporting documentation to apply for a tuition stipend of up to $20,000 and NAADAC-provided training, education, and professional guidance for the 2015-2016 school year.
The NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AC) will increase the number of culturally-competent Master’s level addiction counselors available to underserved and minority populations, and transition age youth (ages 16-25) by providing tuition stipends, training, education, and professional guidance, to students in the final year of an accredited Master’s program in addiction/substance abuse counseling with a demonstrated commitment to working with these groups. The NMFP-AC’s ultimate goal is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health care outcomes for racially and diverse populations by addressing current challenges in the addictions profession pertaining to human infrastructure development, cultural misalignment between addiction professionals and the populations they serve, and insufficient training of addiction professionals.
The major objectives of the NMFP-AC will be to support Master’s students in completing their addiction/substance use disorder education, matriculate into the addiction profession, and engage in treating underserved communities and underserved populations, including minority populations, LGBT populations, and transition age youth. Once selected, the NMFP-AC will award tuition stipends ranging up to $20,000 per fellow to at least 30 fellows per year for four years.
For more information, please visit http://www.naadac.org/nmfp-ac-eligibility-application-process.
Shafiq Qureshi, MD
NMFP-AC Program Manager
703.741.7686 x 114