AAMFT/SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program

Degree Level: Graduate

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

Special Consideration: Underrepresented racial or ethnic group

Location: United States

Duration: Multi-year

Deadlines: February. Please check website below for the specific date.


The AAMFT Minority Fellowship Program's objective is to expand the delivery of culturally competent mental health and substance abuse services to underserved minority populations, and to increase the number of doctoral level culturally competent ethnic minority Marriage and Family therapists. Our goal is to do this by providing financial support and professional guidance to ethnic minority graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees in Marriage and Family therapy. Our mission–consistent with the Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health and other federal initiatives to reduce health disparities—is to increase the pool of talented, culturally competent doctoral-level researchers, teachers and practitioners dedicated to assisting underserved minorities.

Note: Applicants must be AAMFT members at the time of selection.

Visit the AAMFT/SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program site.

Award Details

Amount: $20,000

Duration: 3 year maximum, renewed annually

Fields of Study: Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) doctoral program

Additional Qualifications: African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander students are especially encouraged to apply