The Recovery Village Healthcare Scholarship
The Recovery Village is pleased to announce this year’s Healthcare Scholarship winner, Amanda Graves, who will receive $500 to cover educational expenses.
Amanda is a graduate in Psychology at Arkansas State University and she has a passion for helping individuals with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Her aspirations stem from personal experience.
“Personal experience drives me to pursue educational experience in this specific population with addiction as well as, those diagnosed with mental disorders. The need for clinical mental health practitioners is clear, as is my desire to create a difference in the lives of this particular population. Therefore, my educational goals include obtaining professional training to become a successful therapist in order to counsel those specifically with mental health and addiction disorders.”
“I would like to thank Recovery Village for the scholarship!!! I am excited to be the fall 2016 recipient. The scholarship will help me by going directly to my tuition; since I pay all out of pocket, it will be a great help.”Amanda Graves
Amanda plans to enroll full-time at Arkansas State University’s Clinical Mental Health Program. Afterward, she will obtain certifications as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor and Licensed Associate Counselor. While working as a licensed therapist, she will complete her education with a doctorate degree and eventually own and operate her own clinic.
A $500 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field).
- Amount: $500
- Deadline: July 31, 2016
- One-time award
Eligibility & requirements
In order to be eligible, students must meet the following criteria.
- U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident;
- Enrolled or accepted in an accredited college or university and plan to continue enrollment;
- Graduating high school seniors who meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply
- Consent to a talent release, and will provide a digital photograph and quote for display on ARS websites if notified as the winner;
See official rules.
Selection & awards
Selection will be based upon:
- Completed of application
- Originality (20%)
- Creativity (20%)
- Writing Skills (20%)
- Inspiration (20%)
- Demonstrated interest in addiction treatment and recovery (20%)
The winner will be notified following the deadline and the award will be credited to the student’s school.
Certain information must be provided by the student to The Recovery Village in order for the school to receive the funds.
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 drug and 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.
I have a new state of mind about the effect drugs had on my health. I’m grateful for the journey, and I honestly owe my life to the specialists at TRV.Aaron S.