5/10/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – Mansfield resident Adam Hall, a student at Ashland Theological Seminary, has been awarded an $8,000 Counseling Fellowship from the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation.
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, selected Hall for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program-Youth (MFP-Y). As an NBCC MFP-Y fellow, Hall will receive funding and training to support his education and facilitate his service to underserved minority populations, with a specific focus on transition-age youth ages 16 to 25.
The NBCC MFP will distribute $8,000 education awards to Hall and the 30 other master’s-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Hall, who is a graduate of Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Va., is currently pursuing a master’s degree in the clinical mental health counseling program at Ashland Theological Seminary.
Hall currently works with at-risk youth who have experienced various forms of abuse and neglect in their lives. Hall also founded and operates a mentoring program for transition-age youth called On the Outs, which is operated in the Richland County area.
Upon graduation, he plans to continue working with at-risk youth and expand his mentoring program to include an independent living residence where he can continue to give back to the community. Being awarded this fellowship will allow Hall to continue to pursue his passion for helping others.
The NBCC MFP-Y is made possible by a grant awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in September 2014. The Foundation is contracted by NBCC to administer the NBCC MFP-Y, as well as training and collaboration activities, such as webinars, that are open to all National Certified Counselors (NCCs). The goal of the program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of available culturally competent behavioral health professionals.
The Foundation plans to open the next NBCC MFP-Y application period in September 2016. To learn more about the NBCC MFP and its fellows, please visit www.nbccf.org.
Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###