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CSWE Full Circle October 2014

Volume 2014, Issue 10

Coming Soon: MFP-Y

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) has received grant funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to create a new fellowship program titled Now Is the Time: MFP-Youth (MFP-Y) Program. The program will support direct-practice focused master’s level minority students who are committed to providing mental health services to children and youths (adolescents and young adults age 16–25) in underserved minority communities.

Although the fellowship program is not currently taking applications, work to finalize the infrastructure and processes to implement it is underway. Application materials and information about the submission deadline and process will be available in November 2014. Until the program is fully operational, we invite you to look over the following synopsis. Further information is available on the MFP website at

Program Overview

  • One-time fellowship award
  • Monetary stipend
  • Specialized training in mental health issues of children, adolescents, and transition age youths aged 16–25 years

Fellowship Eligibility

  • Full-time, advanced direct-practice focused minority social work master’s students committed to providing mental health services after graduation to children, adolescents, and transition age youths aged 16–25 years, with special emphasis on transition age youths
  • American citizens, noncitizen nationals, or permanent residents
  • Ethnic/racial minorities including those who are American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander (e.g., Chinese, East Indian, South Asian, Filipino, Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean, Samoan), Black, or Hispanic (e.g., Mexican/Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central American, South American)
  • Enrollment in two advanced courses in one of the following categories: mental health and/or co-occurring substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery; culturally competent evidence-based practices or services for children, adolescents, and/or transition age youth
  • Current internship/placement setting that provides behavioral health services to the target population (must provide documentation from program)