Spring 2024 College Scholarship

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$1,750 In Scholarships For College Students To Be Awarded

What is a rehab scholarship?

Much like college scholarships cover all or part of the costs of higher education, rehab scholarships also partially or fully cover the costs of addiction treatment for those who can’t otherwise afford it. For recipients, drug rehab scholarships are often the one thing that makes it possible to access treatment resources.

The price of alcohol and drug rehab is the most commonly cited obstacle among those seeking help to overcome addiction, so the additional funding can serve as an additional motivating factor to enter recovery.

What is a grant for rehab?

Rehab grants are noncompetitive federal grants mandated by Congress. Unlike rehab scholarships, which provide financial aid directly to individuals, rehab grants provide funding to state entities around the country that provide addiction and mental health treatment. Individuals cannot apply for rehab grants. However, it is through these federal rehab grants that many rehabs are able to offer rehab scholarships, low-cost addiction treatment, and sliding scale payment options. Some grants, like block grants offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), focus specifically on high-risk populations like people who are IV drug users, parents with dependent children, or pregnant women.

What kinds of scholarships for addiction are available?

Rehab scholarships are needs-based and provide treatment funding for applicants seeking both inpatient and outpatient treatment. Rehab scholarships are offered by:

Individual treatment facilities: Most treatment scholarships are offered by individual rehabs on a case-by-case basis. The funds are meant to support people who need professional help to overcome addiction, but would be unable to receive it without the help of a scholarship.

Corporations managing treatment facilities: Both for-profit and nonprofit corporations own and operate regional or national rehabs. These facilities often have funds set aside for scholarship recipients in order to help them cover the cost of treatment at one of their treatment centers.

Non-profit foundations: A number of nonprofit organizations operate treatment centers and offer rehab scholarships to applicants in need of financial assistance. Some nonprofits provide scholarships to specific disadvantaged populations.

How to find a drug or alcohol treatment scholarship

Contacting private rehabs about their available scholarships for people seeking addiction treatment is the best way to attain an application. Start by browsing the treatment directory. Make a list of local rehabs that meet your needs, then call each treatment center on your list and ask them if they offer scholarships.

When you find a rehab that offers scholarships, ask them for details about the application process. Some programs have strict rules for application and require you to apply in person. Other programs will let you apply online or over the phone.

Keep in mind that most scholarships are needs-based, meaning that applicants who meet the following criteria are eligible and prioritized:

  • Applicants lacking funds to pay rehab bills
  • Applicants who are under- or uninsured
  • Applicants with no financial assets
  • Applicants who lack alternate resources to borrow money

At, we believe nothing should stand in the way of recovery. That’s why we created the industry’s most comprehensive online addiction resource, offering a library of educational content, information on addiction treatment programs, and access to a wealth of free recovery assets.

Recognizing the obvious disparities associated with addiction and overdose fatalities, decided to launch a free scholarship contest for BIPOC college students. By providing financial assistance to help pay for books, tuition, or daily expenses, we hope to encourage more students of color to develop a passion for raising awareness about the risks and dangers associated with addiction. strives to provide equal opportunities to people of all backgrounds, and we are proud to support students in their unique educational journeys.

Spring 2024 Scholarship Contest

How To Enter

  • Review Eligibility: Before entering the contest, review the Terms/Conditions requirements and the rules and regulations below to make sure you qualify.
  • Complete Application: Complete the contest application form below providing all required information.
  • Submit: Once your essay is written, save as a Word Doc or PDF and submit with your scholarship contest application.

Essay Topic And Guidelines

Essay must be submitted with the application, which should include the author’s name, address, phone number, email address, college (including the date of graduation), and student ID number.

  • All entries must be typed, double-spaced, and saved as a Word Doc or PDF.
  • Do not add pictures or graphics
  • Essays that do not meet the word count requirement will be eliminated. (The essay title or added references / footnotes do not contribute to the total word count.)
  • A contestant’s teacher, counselor, or parent may check the essay for punctuation, grammar, and/or spelling, but the essay MUST BE the original work of the student making the submission.
  • Contestants will be judged based solely on their essay.


  • Addiction is known for its ability to destroy relationships. While the spotlight tends to fall on those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol, how does substance abuse impact their family members and loved ones?

Rules And Regulations

  • Essay must be the original work of the contestant. Plagiarism will automatically disqualify your entry.
  • Contest awards and decisions are final unless an entrant is disqualified.
  • Essay submissions that do not meet the requirements (listed above) or sent after the application deadline will not be considered.
  • Essay award winners grant the right to use their essay content in connection with this contest, marketing efforts, and publication of the essay, as well as the right to use the winners’ names and/or identifying information to promote the contest.
  • will read and judge each eligible essay submitted on time; essays submitted after the deadline will not be accepted or read.
  • Contest prizes (scholarship award monies) can be revoked after awards are given if entrants are discovered to be ineligible or found to have broken contest rules.
  • reserves the right to change submission deadline to an earlier deadline if application submissions greatly exceed the number projected. Prospective applicants should enter as early as possible.
  • Should have to change any contest rules, we will notify participants via email. If participants are dissatisfied with changes, they may retract their submission.
  • All federal, state, and local charges or taxes on prizes must be paid by award winners.
  • Essay submissions for this contest become property of to be used and reproduced.


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