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Addiction Recovery Scholarship Offered by The Watershed

Since 1998, The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs has been providing top quality treatment for substance use disorders, including drug addiction and alcoholism. As a state-licensed and accredited treatment facility, The Watershed has been able to help over 55,000 patients. In addition to this, The Watershed awards financial scholarships to students who wish to further advance their education.

The Watershed offers a $1,000 scholarship for individuals in recovery from drug addiction and/or alcoholism who wish to further their education at an accredited college and/or university.

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How to Apply for The Watershed’s Addiction Recovery Scholarship

In order to win the $1,000 scholarship, you must write and submit an essay (up to 500 words) that describes why you are passionate about advancing your education.

In your essay, you should also include why you are interested in the field you have chosen, how your recovery has affected your desire to advance your education, and why you deserve The Watershed’s Recovery Scholarship.

You can incorporate your personal experiences with addiction and how you were able to overcome it in order to regain stability as well.

In addition to the essay submission, please include:

  • •Your first and last legal name
  • •Email address
  • •Date of birth
  • •Mailing address
  • •Phone number
  • •College or University
  • •Major
  • •Letters of recommendation from at least 2 teachers or professionals
  • •High school and college transcript

All submissions for scholarships should be mailed to:

The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs, Inc.
ATTN: Scholarship Team
200 Congress Park Dr.
Suite 100
Delray Beach, FL 33445

Description of the Addiction Recovery Scholarship

The Watershed will provide a $1,000 scholarship to a winning individual who has been in recovery from drug addiction and/or alcoholism for at least 2 years as well as completed 1 year at an accredited college or university.

Eligibility & Requirements for the Addiction Recovery Scholarship

Eligibility for The Watershed’s Health Care Scholarship includes meeting the following:

  • •United States citizenship or permanent residency
  • •Completed 1 year at an accredited college or university
  • •Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • •Have been in recovery from drug addiction and/or alcoholism for at least 2 years

Amount: $1,000 scholarship towards degree

Deadline: November 1, 2018 (for January 2019 Semester) and June 30, 2019 (for Fall 2019 Semester)

Please note this is a one-time scholarship.

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Award Selection Process for the Addiction Recovery Scholarship

The winner will be selected and awarded with The Watershed’s Addiction Recovery scholarship based on the following:

  • •All information on application is completed.
  • •The essay is an original piece of work.
  • •Creativity is demonstrated.
  • •Writing skill is apparent.
  • •An interest in education is clear
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  • The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs will notify the selected individual about winning the $1,000 Recovery Scholarship by the deadline and then the scholarship will be credited towards tuition for a degree at the accredited college or university.

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