AAC Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Essay, $5,000 and $2,500 and other scholarships below


$10,000 in scholarships awarded

American Addiction Centers Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program

First Place: $5,000

Second Place: $2,500

Third Place: $2,500

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2017

Selected criteria from webpage:

“AAC is proud to announce our 2017 AAC Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship. We will be awarding three (3) scholarships for individuals studying in the fields of behavioral health, counseling, psychology, social work, nursing, and related sciences.

AAC established these scholarship awards to provide financial assistance to college and graduate students pursuing careers in behavioral health and addiction-related studies. Students eligible for scholarships are those enrolled or will be enrolled in Nursing, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, or other programs focusing on treating mental health and substance abuse issues.

Scholarship Eligibility

-High School graduate as of Summer 2017

-Open to full or part-time college undergraduate or graduate students

-Enrolled or entering an academic program in nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other curriculum that focuses on treating mental health and substance use disorders.

Scholarship Entry Requirements

In the form of a first-person essay, please answer the following question: (500 words max.)

Essay Question

In your chosen area of Behavioral Science study, what do you see as current challenges for getting individuals into addiction treatment? What are your suggestions for how to fix this problem?”


WHERE I FOUND THIS SCHOLARSHIP: https://www.studentscholarships.org/2017scholarships.php

This website is very ad heavy; avoid the ads.


 On the right hand of the webpage, you will see Posters for scholarships, such as “$1,000 Review It Scholarship,” “$500 Ten Words or Less Scholarship,” and the “$500 LM Scholarship Program,” that appear legitimate and you should check them out.


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