UMATILLA, FL--(Marketwired - September 12, 2016) - Amanda Graves of Arkansas State University is the recipient of the inaugural The Recovery Village Healthcare Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a health-related degree in college, and who has an interest in a career in addiction medicine or substance abuse treatment.
Graves, from Walnut Ridge, Ark., is pursuing a Graduate of Psychology degree at Arkansas State University.
The $500 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.
"Through our new and ongoing scholarship program, The Recovery Village is committed to helping fill the need for certified addiction recovery therapists nationwide," said ARS chief executive officer Mitchell Eisenberg, M.D. "Amanda Graves is demonstrating an inspiring desire to assist people recover from addictions and lead healthier, happier lives."
More than 320 college students from across the country submitted applications for The Recovery Village Healthcare Scholarship, which included an explanation of why they were interested in a career in addiction medicine and substance abuse treatment.
"Personal experience drives me to pursue educational experience in this specific population with addiction as well as, those diagnosed with mental disorders," said Graves in her scholarship application. "The need for clinical mental health practitioners is clear, as is my desire to create a difference in the lives of this particular population. Therefore, my educational goals include obtaining professional training to become a successful therapist in order to counsel those specifically with mental health and addiction disorders."
The award may be used for tuition, books, or room and board expenses.
The Recovery Village Healthcare Scholarship will be awarded twice annually. Applications for the next scholarship grant will be accepted beginning in January 2017.
For more information about eligibility and requirements, visit TheRecoveryVillage.com/scholarships
About Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS)
Advanced Recovery Systems is an integrated behavioral healthcare management company focused on providing patient-centered care in an environment that empowers and aids individuals on their path to recovery. Advanced Recovery Systems' adolescent and adult addiction, substance abuse, eating disorder and mental health treatment facilities strive to integrate the highest quality of care and evidenced-based therapeutic models in treatment programs around the country. The ARS network of treatment centers includes:
- The Recovery Village (Umatilla, Florida)
- The Recovery Village 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.