The National Board for Certified Counselors has selected Patricia Roth, recent USD graduate, as recipient of the Minority Master’s Fellowship for addictions counselors. Worth $11,000, the money will support Roth’s efforts to become a licensed addictions counselor.
Roth attended Mount Marty College in Watertown, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and graduated from USD in May with a master’s degree in addiction studies. She has worked as a certified addictions counselor at the Dakotah Pride Center and Inpatient Treatment program on the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Reservation for four years.
“I am so grateful for the NBCC Minority Fellow Scholarship because it means I get help that I never knew was out there,” said Roth, who plans to use the money to cover living expenses, commuting costs and student loans.