Student Essay Scholarship

Words, crafted from 26 letters, have the power to change the world, by helping people live better, healthier lives.

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2023 Essay Subject

Write an essay about how understanding the topics of physical, mental, and substance use health can help US teens make healthier decisions as they navigate adolescence and beyond. Include personal examples and explain why this is important to you.

About the Scholarship Program:

The Research Leadership Scholarship Program was created in hopes that it may encourage students in various health fields to work toward a future in which obesity and its related problems can be controlled. It should be noted that some of the newer diet supplements out there do a good job in addressing weight management, but consumer products only address part of the issue.

Our Focus is the Support of Great Education

Our dietary health is one of our base cardinal needs as people. We aim to provide the support the next generation needs to make it easier to change lives.

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Entry Deadline:
December 31, 2023

900 - 1,500 words

One winner will be chosen, based on quality of submitted essay. The award granted will be for $2,000. Winners will be notified and awards will be given toward the end of January 2024.

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