Voices of Hope Scholarships

Celebrating the dedication of students impacted by substance use disorder

Congratulations to Brittana on receiving a 2018 Voices of Hope Next Generation scholarship!

Brittana is studying social work at BCTC. "My mom is my biggest role model. Growing up, I watched her struggle with addiction...struggle to be herself, to be happy, to be there. Now, with seven years of sobriety, she is the best mother I could ever ask for. Everything we have been through together has shaped the person I am today and I would not change it for the world. It has given me a sense of purpose and I can't wait to make a difference in this world."
 

Scholarship presented by UK HealthCare

Scholarship

Voices of Hope's Scholarship is a $1,000 award for a student in long-term recovery who is currently enrolled at a trade school, college or university in central Kentucky.

Applications will be accepted through June 15, 2018. Any applications received after June 15, 2018 will not be considered.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Been in recovery for one or more years
2. Completed at least one semester as a full-time student enrolled in a trade school, college or university in Fayette County or a contiguous county (eligible institutions will have a regularly scheduled curriculum, a regular faculty, and an enrolled body of students in attendance)
3. Good academic standing (minimum of 2.5 GPA)
4. Realistic plan to cover remaining education expenses
5. Available to accept award at Voices of Hope's Overdose Awareness Day Event on August 25, 2018 and be featured in promotional materials related to the scholarship
6. US citizen or resident alien

Application Components

1. Official transcript from your learning institution as proof of enrollment and verification of GPA
2. Essay addressing the following prompts (up to 1000 words):
- What does recovery mean to you?
- What do you do to sustain your recovery?
- What are your long-term career goals?

Scholarship presented by AT&T

Next Generation Scholarship

The Next Generation Scholarship will be awarded to two high school seniors in central Kentucky who have been impacted by addiction ($1,000 each) and are planning to enroll in a trade school, college or university in central Kentucky.

Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2018. Any applications received after September 30, 2018 will not be considered.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Age 18 by August 15, 2018
2. Personally impacted by addiction:  In recovery for at least one year and/or has an immediate family member with a substance use disorder
3. Registered for the upcoming academic year at a trade school, college or university. Eligible institutions will have a regularly scheduled curriculum, a regular faculty, and an enrolled body of students in attendance.
4. Resident of Fayette County or a bordering county
5. US citizen or resident alien

Application Components

1. Official transcript from your learning institution as proof of enrollment and verification of GPA
2. Copy of your acceptance letter to an eligible institution
3. A 1,000 word essay that addresses the following questions
- How has addiction impacted you personally?
- What does recovery mean to you?
- What are your long-term career goals?