NBCC Foundation Announces 2014 Military, Minority and Rural Scholars

The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 military, minority and rural scholarship recipients.

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The scholarship program supports the Foundation’s mission of increasing access to mental health care through professional counseling services, particularly for underserved populations.

Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) April 11, 2014

The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 military, minority and rural scholarship recipients. These 18 Scholars were selected from 278 applicants through a very competitive process. The scholarship program supports the Foundation’s mission of increasing access to mental health care through professional counseling services, particularly for underserved populations. To learn more about NBCC Foundation scholarships, please visit http://www.nbccf.org/Programs.

The military scholarship provides financial support to service members, veterans and their spouses embarking on a career in counseling who commit to serving military personnel, veterans and families after graduation. The minority scholarship is designed to help ensure that the behavioral health needs of all Americans are met, regardless of language or culture, by providing financial support to counseling students who have substantial experience with the minority community they commit to serving after graduation. The minority scholarship is the newest addition to the program, and the Foundation has been able to offer it as a direct result of continued support from donors. The rural scholarship provides financial support to counseling students from rural areas who commit to serving in these communities after graduation.

The military scholarship recipients are Michelle Adams, Loyola University; Maria A. Cicio, Loyola University; Joy McCrady, Loyola University; Onyema Okorie, Capella University; Elizabeth Sherr, Regis University; and Derek Smith, Jacksonville State University.

The minority scholarship recipients are Khadijah Bradford, Governors State University; Desiree Godfrey, Southeastern Louisiana University; Jennifer Miller, Regis University; Natasha Moharter, University of New Mexico; Jessica J. Ordonez, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and Kim Singh, Xavier University.

The rural scholarship recipients are Sheena Freeman, Walden University; Courtney Koch, MidAmerica Nazarene University; Lucy Kyne, Sonoma State University; Bonnie McClurd, University of North Georgia; Collin R. Nordby, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; and Dorice Timko, University of Southern Maine.

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About the NBCC Foundation

The NBCC Foundation is an 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 52,000 National Certified Counselors (NCCs) in the United States and more than 50 countries. The Foundation’s mission is to leverage the power of counseling by strategically focusing resources for positive change.