DEI Scholarship to promote Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the Mental Health and Healthcare fields by Recovery Ways

Congratulations to our Previous Mental Health and Healthcare Scholarship Winners: Haruka K., Evaline M., Shira N., Amy Y. and Faith R. 

We are now accepting submissions for our Diversity Equity Inclusion Fall DEI Scholarship!


Diversity Equity and Inclusion Scholarship in Mental Health and Healthcare –  Recovery Ways

$1,000 scholarship available for students pursing degrees in healthcare and mental health related fields, awarded Fall & Spring Semesters of each year until posted otherwise.  Our Fall Scholarship will be specifically to help promote D.E.I. Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, within the fields of Mental Health and Healthcare.

Recovery Ways is offering a scholarship to college students in the amount of $1000. We offer this scholarship in the Fall. We are awarding this scholarship to students enrolled in behavioral health and health care programs at a college or university.

In Support of The Whitehouse Initiative on DEI, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  

As listed on the Whitehouse website:

“Sec. 2. Definitions. For purposes of this order, in the context of the Federal workforce:
(a)  The term “underserved communities” refers to populations sharing a particular characteristic, as well as geographic communities, who have been systematically denied a full opportunity to participate in aspects of economic, social, and civic life. In the context of the Federal workforce, this term includes individuals who belong to communities of color, such as Black and African American, Hispanic and Latino, Native American, Alaska Native and Indigenous, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, and North African persons. It also includes individuals who belong to communities that face discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity (including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender non-conforming, and non-binary (LGBTQ+) persons); persons who face discrimination based on pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions; parents; and caregivers.  It also includes individuals who belong to communities that face discrimination based on their religion or disability; first-generation professionals or first-generation college students; individuals with limited English proficiency; immigrants; individuals who belong to communities that may face employment barriers based on older age or former incarceration; persons who live in rural areas; veterans and military spouses; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty, discrimination, or inequality. Individuals may belong to more than one underserved community and face intersecting barriers.
(b)  The term “diversity” means the practice of including the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, cultures, and beliefs of the American people, including underserved communities.
(c)  The term “equity” means the consistent and systematic fair, just, and impartial treatment of all individuals, including individuals who belong to underserved communities that have been denied such treatment.”

Who can apply?

This scholarship is for students who are seeking a degree in any mental health or healthcare related field. To be considered, students must:

  • Be actively enrolled in a university or college.
  • Be seeking an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree with the purpose of pursuing a career in behavioral health or healthcare related field.
  • Our Fall Scholarship will be specifically to help promote D.E.I. Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, within the field of Mental Health and Healthcare.

How to be considered?

Recovery Ways takes a deeply holistic approach that thoroughly assesses patients and tailors highly-individualized treatment plans to address each person’s full range of needs. Our programming includes individual and group psychotherapy, family therapy, trauma therapies including PTSD work, EMDR, occupational therapy, pharmacotherapy, relapse prevention training, spiritual work, sensory therapy, CBT, DBT, recreational therapy, and social reintegration. We introduce patients to a range of 12-Step-based groups such as AA, NA, Refuge Recovery, and SMART Recovery.

In your minimum of 500 word essay, please describe:

  • How you will leverage your degree to help members in your community
  • How the funds will help you pursue your long-term goals
  • Why you should be considered for this scholarship
  • Please give any examples of how you have embodied a life of helping members in your community. We will choose a winner who also embodies these values.
  • How you hope to promote and or represent  D.E.I. Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, within the field of Mental Health and Healthcare.

When is the scholarship awarded?

The winner will be contacted via email on February 4th for the Spring term and September 3rd for the Fall term.

How to Submit

  • Submit in PDF format to
  • Awarded on September 3rd for Fall. (Extended to September 16th)
  • Submission Deadline for Fall: August 10th. (EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31st)


Connect with us

It is not necessary to connect with us via social media in order to be considered for the scholarship but we would love to connect with you via Facebook or Twitter   @RecoveryWays