NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals is now accepting applications for the NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors for the academic year 2017-2018.

Program Purpose: The NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AC) is designed to 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 use disorder counseling with a demonstrated commitment to working with these specific groups.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must:

  1. Be U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents.
  2. Be a graduate student enrolled in a Master's degree program at an accredited institution, and be entering the final year of that program during the Fall of 2017. 
  3. Be enrolled in either an Addiction Counseling Master's degree program, or a Master's degree program in Counseling with an addictions track, consisting of no fewer than 12 academic credits on addiction-specific content.  The program must also include a supervised clinical internship. 
  4. Commit to providing at least six months post-fellowship addiction/substance use disorder counseling to underserved populations, defined as minority populations, LGBT populations, and/or transition age youth (ages 16-25).
  5. Attend a Fellowship orientation, complete six educational webinars, and work with an NMFP-AC-provided mentor.
  6. Submit a complete application that includes all the required documentation. 
  7. Not have been previously notified of ineligibility by NMFP-AC.

NMFP-AC Application Requirements: Prior to applying, interested applicants should carefully review the NMFP-AC eligibility requirements (above) to ensure that all eligibility requirements are met, and then review the application instructions and required supporting documentation needed to complete the application at https://www.naadac.org/nmfp-ac-eligibility-application-process.

Award Notification: NMFP-AC fellows will be selected through a rigorous rolling application and evaluation process, administered by the NMFP staff and NMFP Advisory Committee. 

Questions? For additional information, please contact Ace Crawford at acrawford@naadac.org or 703-741-7686.

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