Ark Behavioral Health Scholarship

Ark Behavioral Health Scholarship

Ark Behavioral Health is excited to share their $1000 scholarship! This scholarship was developed in an effort to initiate more discussion about mental health while providing scholarship opportunities to help students pay for books, tuition, or daily expenses.

Applicants will have to submit an original written essay of 600-800 words answering the question:

“How does the ‘Sober Curious’ Movement Challenge Traditional Ideas of the College Experience?”

If you’re not familiar with the term “sober curious,” the concept was initially popularized by lifestyle writer Ruby Warrington in her book, Sober Curious: The Blissful Sleep, Greater Focus, Limitless Presence, and Deep Connection Awaiting Us All on the Other Side of Alcohol.

Sober Curious is a radical guide to living healthfully and hangover-free, by one of the leading voices of the new sobriety movement. Warrington’s work sparked a global wellness trend of mindfully choosing not to drink, thereby gaining real confidence and happiness without the crutch of alcohol.

For some students, the college experience is synonymous with party going and drinking alcohol to excess. This essay prompt basically asks students to explore how the “sober curious” movement challenges heavy alcohol use and binge drinking on campus.

To be eligible to enter this scholarship contest, applicants must be…

  • A U.S. citizen or otherwise legally residing in 1 of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia
  • A student pursuing a college or university degree (Associate’s, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate) or a trade certification in a technical college
  • Enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution
  • At least 18 years old at time of entry
  • Able to maintain a minimum 2.50 GPA

The essays will be judged on creativity, clarity, topic relevance, and quality of content.

You can find more details on the Ark Behavioral Health scholarship page:

Essay submission deadline:

July 15th, 2022 (for the Fall 2022 semester)

This scholarship program is recurring, so each semester new students will be provided with a chance to apply.

See the previous winners here, and read their essays on “How Did Coronavirus Change the Way You Think of Mental Health?”


Ark Behavioral Health is an accredited rehab facility based in Quincy, Massachusetts, that specializes in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse. Ark Behavioral Health offers both inpatient and outpatient services, providing patients with individualized treatment plans that empower them to achieve a fulfilling life without alcohol or drugs.

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