To be eligible to apply for the Minority Fellowship Program, you must meet the following criteria.
You must be an American citizen or permanent resident.
Member of an ethnic or racial minority group, including but not limited to:
Asian or Asian American
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
Applicants must have a Master’s Degree or completed at least nine (9) credits related to Psychiatric/Mental Health or Substance Abuse.
You must be enrolled as a full-time doctoral student in a fully accredited nursing program. A full-time student is enrolled in a school for the number of credit hours or courses in any academic term that the school considers to be full-time. A fully accredited school or degree program is one that is accredited by a national accrediting agency and/or a state approval agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
- Must have an active Registered Nurse License.
The documents included in your application (CV, recommendations, essay, etc.) should demonstrate your commitment to a career in substance abuse or psychiatric/mental health issues affecting minority populations. Fellows are required to commit to a minimum of 2 years’ service in mental health and/or substance use after graduation.