Christus Powell Fellowship



The Christus Powell Minority Fellowship Program awards fellowships of $750 – $1,500 each to one or two minority students in Georgia annually. This program serves to promote the importance of diversity in both the MFTs and in the services provided across the State. Applicants must be Georgia residents of minority in background, including, but not limited to, African-American, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian-American, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. Applicants must show promise in and commitment to a career in marriage and family therapy education, research, or practice. An applicant’s promise in and commitment to the field of marriage and family therapy may be demonstrated by: academic performance, membership in GAMFT, work experience, and/or future goals. Fellowship recipient(s) will be invited to attend the annual GAMFT Spring Conference, where the award(s) will be presented. The registration fee for the Main Plenary Presentation will be waived for those recipient(s) who attend.



Eligibility Requirements


  • Must attend a university or four-year college,
  • US citizen and Georgia resident,
  • Must study full-time,
  • Currently enrolled in MFT graduate or post-graduate training program (Preference is given to those who have one or more years remaining in their training program), or
  • Graduating senior who has been accepted by a graduate degree program in Marriage and Family Therapy



What You Will Need to Apply


  • Fellowship Application Form
  • An essay containing a detailed personal statement identifying your professional interests and goals and describing your commitment to the MFT field. Please explain in what way this fellowship will further your education. (One page only, single-spaced)
  • A current resume
  • An official transcript of all graduate work completed, or an undergraduate transcript if the applicant’s graduate program has not yet begun
  • A letter of recommendation from the Director of the undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate training program affirming the applicant’s academic status and including an assessment of their promise in and commitment to the field of marriage and family therapy, along with a statement of their potential as a marriage and family therapist.
  • One letter of reference (in addition to the letter from the Director of the training program).


Click here to download the 2020 Call for Applications!