Sunshine Behavioral Health’s Opioid Awareness Scholarship

The scholarship is available thanks to the Sunshine Behavioral Health organization whose goal is to help as many people as possible in their struggles.

In this case, they are supporting young learners in their pursuit of higher education goals while struggling with financial difficulties.

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The lucky winner of the program will receive a $500 award.

In case you are the recipient, you must consent to a talent release and be ready to provide a digital photograph for display on

The winner will be notified following the deadline and the award will not be given to the recipient but to the student’s school.

The deadline for the essay submission is December 1st.

Who's eligible?

Sunshine Behavioral Health’s Opioid Awareness Scholarship has certain eligibility criteria which have to be fulfilled to be accepted as a candidate.

Applications are open for the United States citizens only and the areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, Nursing, Pre-Med, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or any other field relating to substance abuse.

In order to participate in the contest, applicants must be currently enrolled/attending or planning to attend/accepted in an accredited college or university and plan to continue enrollment, they must be in good academic standing and under 18 year of age.

They need to have permission from a parent or legal guardian.

Ineligible applicants are suggested not to apply, while eligible ones are highly encouraged to submit applications the moment the application procedure starts.

How to Apply

In order to apply to the contest, the applicant must provide his/her name, address and the name of the institution he/she is attending or plan to attend.

Furthermore, participants are required to submit an essay focused on the Opioid epidemic in the United States, which should be submitted with all the contact information to

The topic of the essay might be the answer to the following questions:

Do you or a loved one have a personal story overcoming opioid addiction?

Do you have an analysis of the most recent research that delivers insight on how to address this epidemic?

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