Andrew Michael Peña Memorial Scholarship

$3,000
1 winner$3,000
Open
Application Deadline
Jun 18, 2024
Winners Announced
Jul 18, 2024
Education Level
Any
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Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student
Background:
Has struggled with mental health and/or drug addiction and is in recovery
Desired Career Field:
Mental Health or Substance Abuse Treatment
Education Level:
Background:
Desired Career Field:
High school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student
Has struggled with mental health and/or drug addiction and is in recovery
Mental Health or Substance Abuse Treatment

Andrew Michael Peña was an incredible and cherished son, brother, uncle, grandson and friend who tragically passed away from a drug overdose.

Andrew was a generous and loving young man who loved his family and friends. He had the most wonderful smile and an infectious laugh.

Andrew had struggled with drug addiction and mental health before his death, obstacles that an increasing number of young people are wrestling with. The stigma around mental illness and the lack of resources to help people using drugs become, and remain, sober have contributed to the early endings of too many lives. Raising awareness and building support communities for students in recovery is crucial to saving lives and creating a healthier, happier world.

This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Andrew Michael Peña by supporting students who have struggled with mental health and drug addiction and are pursuing careers in mental health treatment and/or substance abuse treatment. Recognizing the intricate link between mental health and substance abuse, where nearly 50% of those with severe mental health disorders also face addiction challenges.

Any high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is in recovery from drug addiction or a mental illness and is pursuing a career in mental health or substance abuse treatment may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us about your personal educational journey, the challenges you have faced with mental health and/or substance abuse, and how you have navigated your path to recovery.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published February 13, 2024
$3,000
1 winner$3,000
Open
Application Deadline
Jun 18, 2024
Winners Announced
Jul 18, 2024
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners