This scholarship is available for students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law school program within the United States. High school seniors who are graduating and will be enrolled in college before the scholarship deadline are also eligible to submit an essay. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher for consideration.
Applications for The Mental Health System Reform Scholarship must include the following:
- A current resume
- An academic transcript (grade sheet)
- A 750 word essay explaining your opinion on the mental health debate in the U.S. and whether you believe the mental health system is in need of reform. If so, include the steps you believe are necessary to accomplish this reform.
To apply for The Mental Health System Reform Scholarship, applicants must submit their complete application including a resume, transcript, and essay by the February 28, 2020 deadline. Applications must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learning CPR and basic first aid are ways any one of us could potentially save a life. The educators and healthcare professionals of tomorrow take this mission even further by pursuing careers dedicated to the advancement of health and wellness. That is why The American Academy of CPR and First Aid is proud to sponsor the “Save a Life” Scholarship, offered exclusively to students majoring in the healthcare and education fields.
We know that care-giving and teaching can both be challenging but incredibly rewarding professions. That’s precisely why we made this commitment to further the education and career development of future doctors, nurses, technicians, professors, and teachers of all areas of specialization with this scholarship. We want to help with your education.
The “Save a Life” Scholarship
The “Save a Life” Scholarship of, $1,500, is awarded twice per year: once in the spring and once in the fall. Each $1,500 award will go to a different student, in order to maximize the impact of the scholarship, spread the word of the importance first aid and CPR training, and share more stories from future educators and healthcare professionals.
Scholarship Eligibility and Requirements:
- Any student currently enrolled in, or applying to enroll within the next academic year, in a degree program in the fields of healthcare or education, at an accredited U.S. university, is eligible to apply.
- You must be at least 18 years old.
- We take a broad view of what counts as a “healthcare field,” and that can include students pursuing mental health degrees or occupations, as well as administrative and non-profit programs. Applicants will have the opportunity to make their case for why their chosen field of study can be classified as healthcare or education-focused as part of their essay.
- If you aren’t selected, that doesn’t mean we aren’t interested in your story — we still want to hear from you! Unsuccessful applicants may re-apply in subsequent scholarship rounds. Scholarships will only be awarded one time to each winner. Past winners are not eligible to apply again.
- Scholarship winner will need to submit a photo copy of government issued state identification card or driver license.
How To Apply:
Qualifying applicants will submit the following information via email to email@example.com
- Your name, address, phone number, and email
- Your scholarship essay of between 750 and 1,000 words, explaining your career aspirations, how you plan to advance healthcare and/or education through your work, and what inspired you to commit yourself to this field. Your scholarship essay can be attached as a Word file, or linked as a Google Doc.
- Submit your essay before each deadline. Essays received after the deadline will not be considered.
- Fall Scholarship Deadline – October 1st
- Spring Scholarship Deadline – May 1st
- A copy of your most recent academic transcript to prove enrollment in a qualifying degree program from accredited US institutions.
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- A copy of your letter of acceptance, proving future enrollment in a qualifying degree program from accredited US institutions.
The Alcohol.org 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.
1st Place: $5000
2nd Place: $2500
3rd Place: $2500
- High School graduate as of Summer 2019
- The student must be enrolled in an accredited certificate, associate, baccalaureate or graduate degree as of Fall Semester 2019.
- GPA 2.5 or above
Eligible areas of study:
- Addiction Counseling
- Marriage and Family Therapy
- Social Psychology
- Social Work
- Behavioral Science
- Developmental Psychology
- Public Health
- Healthcare Management
- Health Psychology
- Therapeutic Intervention
- Child and Family Advocacy
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Medical Sociology
- Behavioral Health
- Medical Ethics
- Psychology of Addiction or Substance Abuse
- Research Related to Addiction or Behavioral Health
- Other (with a behavioral health focus)
- Fill out the Application Form
- Write an Essay
- Attach and Send All Documents
The 2019 Alcohol.org Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program Application Form.
Date of Birth:
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?
- Application information is accurate
- Essay is no more than 500 words
- Application and essay are attached as a single Word document
Send Submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2019
Award Announcement: June 30, 2019
Award Date: August 26, 2019
- Major in health or physical education
- College junior or senior (completed a minimum of 60 credits)
- Current member of SHAPE America, may join at the time of application
- Minimum cumulative gpa of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, all institutions student attended must be included
- First time recipient of this award
Applications will be evaluated on scholastic proficiency, evidence of leadership, school, community, professional activity/service, and character attributes.
BD is committed to “helping people live healthy lives.” The BD Scholarship supports this purpose by advancing students who demonstrate academic excellence and community engagement in their pursuit of a career in the healthcare industry.
- Enrolled full time
- Rising junior or senior
- Minimum 3.2 gpa on a 4.0 scale
- Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry
- Financial need
- 750 word personal statement
Please see the website for additional information and the application.
Writing Your Essay
We are looking for a 500-1500 word essay with a focus on your personal thoughts and feelings. Tell us what you think about the possibility that you may be required to perform CPR on someone to save their life – how will you handle the situation, and what kind of preparation will you undertake to ensure you are ready for and up to the task? If you have been involved already in a lifesaving scenario, we would like to read about that as well – include as many specifics as possible and relate your feelings and thoughts about the incident.
Expert knowledge of CPR is neither required not expected, since you may not have yet received training in this lifesaving procedure. Instead, we will be focused on the clarity and cohesion of your message, its sincerity and persuasiveness, and how effective it is judged to be at getting your point across.
How to Enter
You should type and save your entry in Micrososft Word as a .doc or .docx file, named using your last name, first initial, and name of your learning institution.
Attach the file to an email with the subject line “CPR ESSAY CONTEST ENTRY” and include the following in the body of the email:
- Full name
- Contact Information (Home Address; Email Address and Telephone number)
- Name of School
- Type of Program
Submit your entry via email to email@example.com no later than April 30, 2020.
Anyone enrolled in a college program (under graduate or graduate track) can enter; we are specifically hoping to see entries from students enrolled in programs or courseware in the following fields:
- Dental School
- Emergency Medical Technician Program
- Medical College
- Nursing School
- Paramedic Program
- Pharmacy College
- Respiratory Therapy Program
Employees of National CPR Association and our affiliates, and employee relatives up to the third degree of consanguinity are prohibited from joining this contest.
- All entries submitted become the property of National CPR Association
- Proof of course enrollment may be requested prior to awarding the scholarship and other prizes to the winners
- Only submit one entry, Duplicate submissions will disqualify entrants.
- Void where prohibited by law.
Who Is Eligible:
Any current, full-time student of an accredited two-year or four-year American university or college is welcome to apply. There is no age or specific major requirement.
If you have not been accepted to college, you can still apply. Please note that the award is made directly to your college’s financial aid office so it won’t be distributed until you are registered with your school.
How To Apply:
Students who fit the eligibility requirements listed above can apply for the scholarship. To enter, applicants must submit either 1) an essay (maximum of 300 words), 2) a video (less than 1 minute), or 3) an image (photograph, drawing, etc) on ONE of the following topics:
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1) Post your submissions on AT LEAST one of your personal social media accounts.
Video entries: load the video to your social media account of choice.
Essay or Image: Post your essay or image on your social media account of choice
Social Media Instructions
- Facebook or Google+: At the end of your post add the following www.axonoptics.com | #mymigrainestory
- Instagram: after you post your video, in the caption www.axonoptics.com | #mymigrainestory
- YouTube: In your video title include #mymigrainestory and in the description add this link: axonoptics.com
Please make sure the post is public so that our panel can find them by searching ‘#mymigrainestory’. We encourage you to share your post(s).
2) Fill out the form at the bottom of the page
Deadline for Submission:
The submission deadline is at 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2019, your local time.
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