Eligibility Requirements

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To be eligible to apply for the Minority Fellowship Program, you must meet the following criteria.

Citizenship

You must be an American citizen or permanent resident.

Ethnicity 

You must be a member of an ethnic or racial minority group:

  • Asian or Asian American

  • Black or African American

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • American Indian or Alaska Native

  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

Education

  • 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.

Commitment

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.

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