Funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Interdisciplinary Minority Fellowship Program (IMFP) supports the training of ethnic minority graduate students who commit to significantly improving the quality of care provided to ethnic and racial minorities who have a mental or co-occurring mental and substance use disorder. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or noncitizen nationals; be enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs in psychology, nursing, social work, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, or substance use and addictions counseling; commit to enter careers in behavioral health services for ethnic and racial minorities who have a mental or co-occurring mental and substance use disorder immediately upon graduation. Applicants are not required to identify as ethnic minorities, but African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are especially encouraged to apply. Applications open in October each year.
Eligible Grade Levels:
Graduate Student, Doctoral Student
Psychology, Nursing, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Substance Use and Addictions Counseling
No residency requirement
No GPA requirement
January 15 (annually)
Please note that scholarship deadlines often change, so make sure to check the scholarship sponsor’s website for up-to-date deadlines.