Future Behavioral Health Professionals
In 2015, acknowledging the growing need for qualified addiction and mental health professionals to help those struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders, American Addiction Centers (AAC) decided to launch an educational scholarship program to assist students who were enrolled in college programs in the area of Behavioral Health. We established our Behavioral Health scholarship awards to provide financial assistance that to would enable undergraduate and graduate students to pursue careers in the areas of behavioral health and addiction-related studies.
Eligible Programs: – Social Work – Psychology – Nursing – Counseling – Marriage and Family Therapy – Substance abuse or mental health training programs
|Award Amounts:||First Place: $5,000 Second Place: $2,500 Third Place: $2,500|
|Submission Period:||January 1, 2018 through April 30, 2018|
|Award Announcement:||June 30, 2018|
|Award Date:||August 26, 2018|
Essay Question In your chosen area of Behavioral Science studies, what do you see as current challenges for getting individuals into addiction treatment? What are your suggestions for how to fix this problem?
2017 Award Recipients
During the 2017 AAC Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship submission period, we received over 2,024 essay submissions. The competition was fierce and it was very difficult to select just three. Three outstanding essays were chosen as the scholarship finalists and winners:
• $ 5,000 1st Place – Sharlene Leong – Howard University, Clinical Psychology
• $ 2,500 2nd Place – Munib Raad – Columbia University School of Nursing
• $ 2,500 3rd Place – Louis Carney – St. Clair Community College, Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic