Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) April 16, 2014
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), recently awarded a 2014 NBCC Foundation minority scholarship to Khadijah Bradford of Chicago Heights, Illinois. The minority scholarship is awarded to counseling students who commit to serving minority populations upon graduation.
The mission of the NBCC Foundation is to leverage the power of counseling by strategically focusing resources for positive change. The minority scholarship was created in 2013 to help ensure that the behavioral health needs of all Americans are met, regardless of language or culture. This program provides financial support to students who have substantial experience with the minority community they commit to serving after graduation. The Foundation received applications from 150 students from across the country for the five minority scholarships, and the Board of Trustees awarded an additional scholarship due to the high caliber of the applicants.
As one of six 2014 minority scholarship recipients, Ms. Bradford will receive $5,000 to support her counseling education and facilitate her service to minority populations. Ms. Bradford is a graduate of Chicago State University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in school counseling at Governors State University. She works as the vocational job coach with Thornton Township High Schools District 205. She primarily works with students with varying abilities, both physical and cognitive, helping them learn valuable work and life skills. Her goal is to prepare her students to be productive and self-sustaining members of society. Ms. Bradford looks forward to completing her degree and working with at-risk students and their families to decrease the achievement gap and promote academic excellence.
The NBCC Foundation has also awarded six $5,000 military scholarships to increase the number of counselors available to serve military service members, veterans and their families, as well as six $5,000 rural scholarships to increase the number of counselors serving rural areas.
The NBCC Foundation plans to continue offering scholarships to increase the number of counselors in the areas where they are needed most. For more information or to make a gift in support of the Foundation’s mission, please visit http://www.nbccf.org.
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.