The Minority Fellowship Program - provides a monetary stipend, ($6,500.00 previous year) specialized training, mentorship, and other supports to direct practice focused social work master’s students in their advanced year of training. Applicants must identify mental health and/or substance use disorder service delivery to racial/ethnic minority populations as their focus, and be committed to seeking employment in this field after graduation. Historically, the MFP master’s fellowship has also required that fellows specifically work with children, adolescents, and/or transition-aged youths. While this is still a target population for applicants to serve, it is no longer a requirement. The purpose of this program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health-care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master’s-level behavioral health professionals available to serve racial/ethnic minority populations. For more information regarding eligibility, selection criteria and award specifics, please visit the webpage at www.cswe.org/Centers-Initiatives/Initiatives/Minority-Fellowship-Program/MFP-Master-s-Students/How-to-Apply UMB SSW faculty member, Prof. Theda Rose is on the Advisory Board of the Fellowship and is available via email to discuss insights into the application process: firstname.lastname@example.org UMB SSW students have received the award in previous years and may be available to speak with, if interested. Application deadline May 23, 2018!