The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship
The Recovery Village is dedicated to maintaining exceptional service 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.
To enter to win a $1,000 scholarship, simply submit a short essay (no more than 500 words) describing why you are passionate about substance use disorder and mental health treatment. Essays can be in the form of a personal narrative with a medical perspective or focus specifically on clinical experience.
Do you have a compelling recovery story? Have you witnessed the challenges that addiction can present, or helped someone overcome substance use disorder? Share your experience and describe why you are eager to enter the health care field for a chance to be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
A $1,000 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).
Applicants must submit an essay no more than 500 words describing why they are passionate about health care, with a focus on substance abuse and mental health. Essays can draw from personal or professional experience.
- Amount: $1,000
- Deadline: June 30, 2018
- 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
- Consent to a talent release and be willing to provide a digital photograph and quote for display on Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS) websites if notified as the winner
- Graduating high school seniors who meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply
See official rules.
Selection & Awards
Award selection will be based upon:
- Completed 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.
The Recovery Village’s previous Health Care Scholarship winner, Amanda Graves, received $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 experiences in her own life.
“Personal experience drives me to pursue educational opportunities 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 those in 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 The 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 hopes to own and operate her own clinic.
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.
“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.