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Minority Fellowship Program—Master’s 

CSWE’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is pleased to announce that the 2021–2022 master’s fellowship application period is now open. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 5:00 PM (EDT).

The 2022–2023 application cycle will open in spring 2022. If you would like to be notified when the next application cycle opens, add your e-mail here. Answers to questions about application requirements can be found here. Please direct all other questions to

Who can be considered for this program?

The master’s MFP is a program designed to enhance the training of full-time, master’s-level, direct practice-focused social work students in their final year of study at a CSWE-accredited institution. 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 mental health and/or substance use disorder services or prevention with the target population immediately after graduation, for at least 2 years.
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.

See the How to Apply page for eligibility and other details. 

What are the funding sources for the MFP?

Funding for MFP is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Center for Mental Health Services.