Peacebuilding begins with inner peace. 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.
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.”
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. Learn More including eligibility requirements here.