Sunshine Behavioral Health's Opioid Awareness Scholarship


To apply for the $500 scholarship, please submit an essay focused on the Opioid epidemic in the United States.

The topic is open-ended. Do you or a loved one have a personal story overcoming opioid addiction? Do you have analysis of the latest research that provides insight on how to address this epidemic? Share your story and showcase your writing skills!

A $500 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program. 

Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, Nursing, Pre-Med, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or any other field relating to substance abuse.


Students must meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Enrolled or accepted in an accredited college or university and plan to continue enrollment

If selected as a recipient, you must consent to a talent release and be willing to provide a digital photograph and for display on

Selection & Awards

The winner will be notified following the deadline and the award will be credited to the student’s school

How to Apply:

To submit an essay, first review the eligibility requirements (to make sure you qualify).

Deadline: December 1, 2019

When your essay is ready, submit the essay with your contact information to [email protected]

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