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Amanda Higgins
Memorial Fellowship

Amanda Higgins was a brilliant young African American woman who had a strong commitment to the mental health, academic achievement, and well-being of young people. She had an intimate understanding of mental health challenges and the failure of the Western medical system to really help women of African descent heal and prosper in this society. Posthumously, she was awarded her MA in higher education and student affairs from the University of Connecticut. The Amanda Higgins Memorial Fellowship was established in her memory and focuses on the well-being of girls and women of African descent, with special focus on mental health and academic counseling.

Amanda Higgins Memorial Fellowship eligibility requirements:

  1. Be a CBB Associate Professional Clinical Counselor actively pursuing the requirements for LPCC licensure with underserved community members.

  2. Be in good standing with the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

  3. Demonstrate financial need.

  4. Experience working with girls or women of African descent for their mental health and well being.

A minimum of one fellowship up to $1000 is available. Applications are accepted August 1-30.

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Application Question

Please clearly address the following questions in 600-800 words:

  1. What has been your strongest contribution to social issues that impact the lives, mental health or well-being of girls and/or women of African descent?

  2. Describe your financial situation/need (for example, any additional financial aid you are receiving, your financial obligations, and/or any special circumstances or compelling issues related to your financial situation/need).

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