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There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

Personal experiences often push individuals to pursue careers in mental health counseling. The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship provides financial assistance for a dedicated student who wants to focus on a career in this rewarding field.

Scholarship: Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship

Awarding Organization: The Recovery Village

Amount: $1,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: One

Eligible Students: Students who want to pursue a degree in health care with a focus on substance abuse/mental health treatment.

How to Apply: Submit a short, personal essay (500 words maximum) that describes why you hope to pursue a degree in health care.

Deadline: June 30

Website: https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/scholarships/

Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.

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Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross.