Helping Those
Who Choose to Help Others

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AAC’s 2017 Behavioral Health
Academic Scholarship Program

2017 Scholarship Period
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.

You are Important
Our mission is to help individuals escape the chaos of their addiction and lead healthier lives with long-term recovery. We believe in helping students complete their education because they are the frontline workers who help others. Working in the areas of the helping professions such as addiction treatment, counseling, social work, nursing, or related fields is a labor of love.

What We Do
In our addiction treatment facilities across the U.S. we provide comprehensive, compassionate rehabilitation services for those struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health issues. Our CARF Accredited treatment facilities support individualized treatment plans, a dual diagnosis curriculum that uses research-based therapies in a setting that offers well-appointed amenities.

Behavioral Health Professionals
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.

$10,000 in Scholarships to be Awarded


Submission Guidelines:

Award Amounts: First Place: $5,000
Second Place: $2,500
Third Place: $2,500
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2017
Award Announcement: June 30, 2017
Award Date: August 26, 2017

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?


Selection Process
Essay submissions will be reviewed by a committee of behavioral health professionals selected by AAC. The review period will begin after the submission deadline of May 31, 2017. Final selections will be made by the AAC Scholarship Committee.

AAC’s Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Will Begin Accepting Applications Beginning January 1st, 2017

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