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ULM student awarded $5,000 counseling fellowship

Published June 25, 2015

The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) selected University of Louisiana at Monroe student, Joshua Morgan of Memphis, Tenn., for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program-Youth (MFP-Y). As an NBCC MFP-Y fellow, Morgan will receive funding and training to support his education and facilitate his service to underserved minority populations, with a specific focus on those ages 16–25.


Morgan is currently pursuing a master’s of science in clinical mental health counseling at ULM.

The NBCC MFP-Y is made possible by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 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 available number of culturally competent behavioral health professionals.

Morgan is one of 40 master’s-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Morgan hopes to work with people from various minority populations after he graduates, including Native American and LGBTQ communities. He is also interested in serving college students and military families.

Morgan received his undergraduate degree from Union University in Jackson, Tenn.

About the NBCC Foundation

NBCC is a professional certification board devoted to credentialing counselors who meet standards for the general and specialty practices of professional counseling. Currently, there are more than 55,000 national certified counselors 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.