53 million people ages 12 years and older have used illegal drugs in the past year.
Drug abuse has become one of the largest problems facing the nation, as more and more people resort to substances. Since this issue has impacted so many people, it requires a large force of people to combat the effects. People in positions like counselors, mental health professionals, and other careers fighting substance abuse are able to make a difference by helping those afflicted by addiction and substance abuse. The Green Mountain Memories Scholarship will honor the memory of Mark Forgette, a substance abuse counselor and help support a student who is pursuing a career in helping those who struggle with substance abuse.
Undergraduate students studying to become professionals in the fields of mental health, addiction, substance abuse help, and other related fields are eligible to apply. In your application, write about what motivated you to pursue a career in a substance abuse-related profession.
What motivated you to pursue work in the field of substance abuse?