NBCC Foundation, in Partnership With The Colorado Trust, Awards Scholarships to Four Colorado Counselors-in-Training

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The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce scholarship awards to four Colorado students who have committed to serving rural and minority populations.

The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 Colorado scholarship recipients. These scholarships were made possible as part of the Foundation’s Colorado First campaign with a grant from The Colorado Trust. Scholarships were available to students who are currently enrolled in a qualifying master’s-level counseling program in the state of Colorado and commit to serving underserved communities for at least two years upon graduation.

The recent scholarship recipients are Marlon Funez, who is studying school counseling at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs; Carmen Gutierrez, who is studying clinical mental health counseling at Adams State University in Alamosa; and Autumn Sorensen, who is studying school counseling at Adams State University. These three scholars join Jennifer Miller, recipient of the initial Colorado scholarship awarded earlier this year. Miller is studying counseling at Regis University in Denver.

All four of these counselors-in-training have committed to serving minority or rural populations upon graduation. The scholarship is designed to help ensure that the behavioral health needs of all Colorado residents are met by providing financial support to counseling students who have substantial experience with the minority or rural community they commit to serve after graduation. The Scholars each received $5,000 to support their counseling education and facilitate their service to underserved communities.

The NBCC Foundation offers annual scholarships and fellowships to increase the number of counselors in the areas where they are needed most. Applications are currently being accepted for nearly 115 scholarships and fellowships available for master’s- and doctoral-level counselors-in-training who commit to serving military, rural or minority populations. For more information about these scholarships, please visit http://www.nbccf.org/Programs. To make a gift in support of the Foundation’s mission, visit http://www.nbccf.org/Donate.

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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 56,000 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.

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