SOURCE: Advanced Recovery Systems

May 16, 2016 06:00 ET

The Recovery Village Invites Students to Apply for College Scholarships in Pursuit of Health-Related Careers

Applications for $500 Scholarships Are Due by Sun., July 31, 2016

UMATILLA, FL--(Marketwired - May 16, 2016) -  Students pursuing a health-related degree in college, and who have an interest in careers in addiction medicine or substance abuse treatment, are invited to apply for The Recovery Village Healthcare Scholarship, worth $500.

One $500 scholarships will be awarded every semester to students attending an accredited junior college or university whose studies include course work in counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing or psychology and who have an interest in substance abuse treatment and addiction recovery.

The scholarship is sponsored by The Recovery Village, a member of Florida-based behavioral healthcare provider Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS), which operates seven addiction recovery treatment centers in Florida, Colorado and Washington.

Scholarships will be awarded based upon submission of a personal statement and an explanation of how a career in addiction medicine and substance abuse recovery factor into the applicants' future plans.

Applications for fall semester 2016 studies are due on or before Sun., July 31.

"There is a growing need for certified addiction recovery therapists nationwide," said ARS chief executive officer Mitchell Eisenberg, M.D., "and we believe that The Recovery Village can assist in filling this void by offsetting the cost of higher education for several students who want to enter this specialized field every year."

There are no geographic boundaries limiting the area from which applications will be accepted, and scholarship dollars may be used for tuition, books, or room and board expenses.

For more information or to apply, visit TheRecoveryVillage.com/scholarships/.

About Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS)

Founded in 2013, ARS owns and operates behavioral healthcare facilities providing services for adults and adolescents that include: addiction recovery and treatment for substance abuse, eating disorders and a variety of mental health issues. Its network of treatment centers includes:

  • The Recovery Village (Umatilla, Florida)
  • The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake (Palmer Lake, Colorado)
  • Next Generation Village (Sebring, Florida)
  • Orlando Recovery Center (Orlando, Florida)
  • Next Step Village (Maitland, Florida)
  • Blue Horizon Eating Disorder Services (Winter Park, Florida)
  • The Recovery Village Ridgefield (Ridgefield, Washington)

For more information, visit AdvancedRecoverySystems.com.

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