The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship
The Recovery Village is dedicated to maintaining exceptional service at our alcohol and drug rehab facilities while providing unique opportunities for education and personal development. As part of this commitment, The Recovery Village is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a medical-related course of study.
Past entries have included personal recovery stories, accounts of family addiction and mental health conditions, and how these experiences have inspired a career in health care.
The Recovery Village’s previous Health Care Scholarship winner, Serena Sha, received $1000 to cover educational expenses.
Serena is participating in a dual bachelor’s and doctor of osteopathic medicine program at Nova Southeastern University. She hopes to become a psychiatrist in either a hospital or private practice. She is also interested in working as a public health professional with wide-reaching organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, World Health Organization or Centers for Disease control.
From a research perspective, Serena hopes to expand on and contribute to literature on evidence-based programs and treatment at organizations like the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Serena submitted a personal essay outlining her experience with the medical field as it relates to mental health and addiction. In her essay, she states, “Medicine, whether it’s orthopedics or psychiatry, is simply about retrieving the patient’s confidence.”
“Because of Recovery Village’s help, I am able to focus more on my academic success instead of my financial obligations.”Serena Sha
With a family connection to mental health, physical health and addiction, Serena is dedicated to empowering people to maintain health through psychiatric care. The Recovery Village is looking forward to seeing the positive influence Serena can have on the world through her educational endeavors.
Inspiring Others Through Real-Life Change
We believe lasting recovery is not only possible but should be a viable option for anyone in need of freedom from substance abuse. We award multiple scholarships each year in support of the fields of addiction treatment, substance abuse, and recovery, in the hopes of introducing more professionals to this critical field of work.