Shreya Vaishnav Awarded $20,000 Counseling Fellowship From NBCC and Affiliates

The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Shreya Vaishnav, of Greensboro, North Carolina, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Shreya will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her service to underserved minority populations.

The NBCC MFP will distribute $20,000 to Vaishnav and the 22 other doctoral counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Shreya is a graduate of Duquesne University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and of Arizona State University, in Tempe, and is currently a doctoral student in the counselor education and supervision program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Learn more about Shreya’s fellowship here.

Guile J. Contreras Receives Rural Scholarship From the NBCC Foundation

The NBCC Foundation also recently awarded an $8,000 2018 NBCC Foundation rural scholarship to Guile J. Contreras, of Siler City, North Carolina. The rural scholarship is awarded to counseling students who are from rural communities and commit to practicing in rural areas upon graduation.

As a rural scholarship recipient, Guile will receive $8,000 to support his counseling education and recognize his commitment to the underserved. A graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Guile is currently a master’s student in the school counseling program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As a school counselor, Guile intends to work with Latinx and other students of color in rural communities.

Learn more about Guile’s scholarship here.

Kristian E. Robinson Awarded $8,000 Counseling Fellowship From NBCC and Affiliates

Lastly, the NBCC Foundation recently selected Kristian E. Robinson of Alexandria, Virginia, for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program-Youth (MFP-Y). As an NBCC MFP-Y Fellow, Kristian 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 16–25).

The NBCC MFP will distribute $8,000 education awards to Kristian and the 29 other master’s-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Kristian is a graduate of the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, and is currently pursuing a master’s in the clinical mental health counseling program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Upon graduation, Kristian intends to work with minority students on college campuses, focusing his clinical experience on working with racial minorities and members of the LGBTQ+ populations as they make the transition into their college experience and face the trials and tribulations of the university setting.

Learn more about Kristian’s fellowship here.