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Mental Health Matters Scholarship

1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Sep 1, 2022
Winners Announced
Sep 30, 2022
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school, undergraduate, or graduate
2.5 or higher
Personal mental health challenges
Community engagement, volunteer work, etc.

There has been increased awareness about mental health over the past several years, but stigmas still persist surrounding mental illness.

Some people have an image in their mind of how they think someone with mental health challenges acts or presents themselves to their community, not realizing that struggling with mental health and being a leader in your community aren’t mutually exclusive. Mental health is unique from other physical illnesses or disabilities because it can’t always be seen - it’s an internal battle. The Mental Health Matters Scholarship exists to support students who struggle with mental health but are still active members of their communities. This scholarship will help disband stigmas by celebrating students who demonstrate leadership skills despite their internal challenges. 

Students of any educational level are eligible to apply if they have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, struggle with mental health challenges, and have proven themselves to be leaders in their communities. To apply, write about how you have been a leader in your community.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published May 16, 2022
Essay Topic

How have you been an active leader in your community?

400–600 words

Winning Application

valisha pearson
Tulsa Community CollegeTulsa, OK


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Sep 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Sep 30, 2022.

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