Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) May 07, 2014
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), recently awarded a 2014 NBCC Foundation minority scholarship to Natasha Moharter of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. 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. Moharter will receive $5,000 to support her counseling education and facilitate her service to minority populations. Ms. Moharter is both a student and graduate of the University of New Mexico (UNM), where she is pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. She is also an active member of the UNM chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the international counseling honor society. Ms. Moharter is a McNair scholar, and she recently worked for the McNair scholars program and research opportunity program at UNM as a graduate project assistant. In this position, she helped first generation, low-income and minority college students prepare to pursue a graduate degree. Ms. Moharter’s goals are to pursue a doctorate in counselor education and supervision and to provide counseling services to her community.
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.