Be Well in Paradise, a nonprofit wellness organization based in Naples, Florida, offers an annual Mental Wellness Scholarship aimed at spreading awareness and training in mental wellbeing.
The purpose of the scholarship is to support students in higher education who are pursuing careers in mental wellness. Applicants should be studying in areas of mental illness prevention through the integration of skills that sustain mental well-being and optimize human potential. The intention is to provide financial support towards studies in emotional, psychological, physical or social well-being.
Organization: Be Well in Paradise
Education Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Number of Awards: Undefined
City: Naples, Florida
Country: United States
Submission: Online or via delivery services including USPS, UPS, FedEx
Application deadline: December 6, 2021
Who May be Eligible?
To be considered for the Mental Wellness Annual Scholarship, applicants must abide by the eligibility criteria.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in university, or college as a full-time student for the 2020-2021 academic years. Particular preference will be given to applicants in education, especially those who intend to work with teenagers or young adults.
How to Apply?
To apply for the Mental Wellness Annual Scholarship, the applicant may visit the scholarship’s website page. Along with the application, the applicant should include a picture of yourself, and your essay.
A final requirement will be a ZOOM interview with key members of the selection committee.
The Mental Wellness Annual Scholarship awards $1000 to the recipient. The scholarship will support the student’s studies with financial assistance in mental wellness programs (emotional, psychological, physical or social well-being classes). Students will be able to offset the cost of educational expenses and overcome financial barriers. In addition, the recipient will receive a one-hour virtual session with a world-renowned personal development coach and ongoing email support throughout the academic year of 2021.
The application deadline for the Mental Wellness Annual Scholarship is December 6, 2021. Late applications will not be entertained.
Be Well in Paradise’s view of mental wellness
Not a static state of being, mental wellness is a lifelong process and a proactive strategy to strengthen mental, emotional, social, and psychological resources. On one level, it is about prevention; coping with life’s adversity; and being resilient when we face stress, worry, anxiety, anger or sadness. On another level, mental wellness moves us toward a deeper, richer, and more meaningful human experience, often described as flourishing.
Be Well in Paradise is seeking to award $1,000 in scholarships to students enrolled in studies dealing with mental wellness.
Questions to be considered for your Essay/Application
What are differences in methodologies of mental wellness between Eastern and Western traditions?
What would be good examples of how to reach teenagers and young adults to provide understanding and training in mental wellness?
What practices can be incorporated in one’s life to promote better states of mental wellness?
When one faces challenges and adversity, what are ways to cultivate resilience?
Are there any determinants which have been shown to lead to better states of mental wellness? What are some these factors?
Can society play a role in promoting positive states of mental wellbeing for its citizens? How?