The NBCC Foundation recently selected Holly Angela Humphrey of Pine Bluff for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program-Addictions Counselors.

The foundation is an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors. The program will distribute up to $11,000 to Humphrey and the 33 other master’s-level addictions counseling students selected for the award.

Humphrey will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her addictions counseling service to underserved minority transition-age youth (ages 16–25), according to a news release.

Humphrey is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in addiction studies.

After graduation, Humphrey plans to work with transition-age minority youth, particularly those who identify with substance abuse.

“She would also like to work with people who are often marginalized, such as ethnic minorities and people living in rural areas,” according to the release.

“Humphrey has a strong passion to help with individuals suffering from substance misuse and abuse. Earning this fellowship will allow Humphrey to attend counseling conferences to establish a stronger professional identity as a counselor, learn evidence-based practices to better serve the underserved populations, and advocate for the counseling profession,” according to the release.

The NBCC MFP-AC is made possible by a grant awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in September 2014.

The foundation is contracted by NBCC to administer the NBCC MFP-AC, as well as training and collaboration activities, such as webinars, that are open to all National Certified Counselors (NCCs).