MFP-Y – Master’s Students

Minority Fellowship Program-Youth for Master’s Students

  • The 2016–2017 application cycle is now closed. Selection decisions are available here.
  • The 20172018 application cycle will open in spring 2017. 

Who can be considered for this program?

Now Is the Time: MFP-Youth (NITT MFP-Y) program is 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 service delivery to at-risk children, adolescents, and/or transition-age youths as the focus of their specialization and be committed to seeking employment with this target population after graduation.

The purpose of the 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 serving children, adolescents, and populations in transition to adulthood (aged 16–25).

What are the funding sources for the NITT MFP-Y?

Funds for the NITT MFP-Y are provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services.