Award: Five (5) $2,000 awards
Eligibility: Rising high school juniors and seniors, and college students all levels
Scholarship Details: The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community." The stigma surrounding mental illness has become far too common, but more and more individuals are speaking out and raising awareness on the issue. NSHSS wants to award students for their positive efforts in spreading awareness and affecting change regarding mental health.
1. COVID-19 affected the world's mental health in a massive and life-altering way. Throughout the past year of the pandemic, how have you maintained strong mental health? What have you done to stay mentally strong? Provide examples, tips, tricks, and advice.
2. Mental Illness can carry a stigma around it, but that stigma is slowly disappearing through awareness and action. What are you doing in your community to spread awareness around mental health? How do you plan on continuing your efforts in college and beyond? Give specific examples of the action you are doing to spread the word and stop the stigma.
3. How do you balance the pros and cons of social media and other technology in order to be mentally strong? With documentaries such as The Social Dilemma on Netflix exposing some of the toxic habits and behaviors social media has caused, oftentimes social media can be either a huge boost or serious strain on mental health. (Feel free to use the webinar NSHSS gave on the film as reference HERE)
Application Opens: December 30, 2022
Closing Date: March 24, 2023
*Please note that closing time is in EST.