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Oklahoma State University

Master’s Student Lawrence Richardson Awarded $5,000 Counseling Fellowship

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Oklahoma State University graduate student Lawrence Richardson has been awarded a $5,000 counseling fellowship from the NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors. As a part of NBCC’s Minority Fellowship Program-Youth (MPF-Y), Richardson will receive funding and training to support his education and service to underserved minority populations, with a specific focus on transition age youth (ages 16-25).

Richardson is pursuing a master’s degree in the College of Education’s Counseling Psychology program with a mental health option as well as a Master’s in Public Health. He is one of 39 master’s-level counseling students selected for the fellowship. Earning this fellowship will allow Richardson to attend counseling conferences to establish a stronger professional identity as a counselor, learn evidence-based practices to better serve underserved populations and advocate for the counseling profession.

The NBCC MPF-Y is made possible by a grant awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

To learn more about the NBCC MFP and its fellows, please visit