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Cost and Financial Aid Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship

The Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program was started to encourage college students to make a difference and inspire change in the health field. We recognize that students who are working on behavioral health degrees face significant academic and economic challenges. This financial award helps students finish their degree and lessen their stress about how to pay for it.

We welcome all eligible students who are passionate about the behavioral health field to apply.

Award Amounts:

1st Place: $5000

2nd Place: $2500

3rd Place: $2500


  1. High School graduate as of Summer 2019
  2. The student must be enrolled in an accredited certificate, associate, baccalaureate or graduate degree as of Fall Semester 2019.
  3. GPA 2.5 or above

Eligible areas of study:

  • Addiction Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Behavioral Science
  • Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Healthcare Management
  • Health Psychology
  • Therapeutic Intervention
  • Child and Family Advocacy
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Medical Sociology
  • Behavioral Health
  • Counseling
  • Medical Ethics
  • Psychology of Addiction or Substance Abuse
  • Research Related to Addiction or Behavioral Health
  • Other (with a behavioral health focus)

Application Process:

  1. Fill out the Application Form
  2. Write an Essay
  3. Attach and Send All Documents

Application Form:

The 2019 Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program Application Form.

Date of Birth:
Phone Number:
School Attending or Planning to Attend:
Location of School: (city and state)
Highest grade completed (12th, freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, bachelors, master, Ph.D., etc.):

Write an Essay:

Please answer the following essay question (no longer than 500 words):

If you woke up tomorrow and you were president of the United States, what is the first thing you would do to help with the current opioid crisis?

Submission Reminder:

  • Application information is accurate
  • Essay is no more than 500 words
  • Application and essay are attached as a single Word document

Send Submission to

Submission Guidelines:

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2019
Award Announcement: June 30, 2019
Award Date: August 26, 2019

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