Announcement: Scholarship award winner 2021-2021

We are pleased to announce that Dominique Rehl has been awarded the Liberty Ranch Addiction & Mental Health Scholarship 2021-2022. Dominique’s brother’s struggle with addiction motivated her to help others struggling with substance use disorders (SUD). Dominique is studying to be a physician. Her long-term goal is to work to “reduce stigma and increase access to care by educating our future medical professionals about evidence-based treatment options for SUDs and mental illness.”

As she enters her first year of medical school, Dominique plans to advocate for addiction training as a part of the medical education curriculum. Dominique hopes to complete an addiction medicine fellowship and intends to specialize in Emergency Medicine, as Emergency Rooms are key points of contact for those abusing substances. “As a physician trained in addiction medicine, I can help screen patients for SUDs, facilitate referrals to treatment, and provide overdose education.” She would also like to research how virtual technologies (VR) can be used to improve empathy in medical students for patients struggling with addiction. 

We congratulate Dominique on being the first recipient of the Liberty Ranch scholarship. We are looking forward to seeing the important contribution she will have as she works to reduce stigma in the medical profession and increase access to treatment for those who need it. 

The Liberty Ranch Addiction & Mental Health Scholarship 2021

**The Liberty Ranch Addiction & Mental Health Scholarship is currently closed. Please check back for further scholarship announcements** 

As a part of our mission to help those struggling with addiction heal and build a brighter future, the Liberty Ranch is offering the Addiction & Mental Health Scholarship 2021, a $1000 scholarship geared towards individuals who have struggled with mental health challenges, have been impacted by substance abuse or intend to work to in mental health-related fields to destigmatize mental illness and addiction.

Addiction & Mental Health Scholarship 2021 Eligibility:

  • The Addiction & Mental Health Scholarship 2021 is open to all students who have been impacted by mental health challenges and addiction. Individuals pursuing studies focused on destigmatizing addiction and mental illness are also invited to apply.
  • The scholarship is open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and post-graduate level students enrolled or accepted at an accredited college or university.
  • Scholarship is open to U.S. citizen and U.S. residents
  • Winners of the scholarship must consent to being featured online as awarded scholarship winner.
  • Awarded funds must be spent on college tuition, room/board, or other education related expenses.

How to apply:

  • Applicants should apply through the following form.
  • The Addiction & Mental Health Scholarship 2021 applicants must submit a 500 word personal essay detailing why they should receive the scholarship and how they plan to use their studies to destigmatize mental health, addiction, and/or serve their community. Personal essays should include a description of applicant’s current or intended plan of study.
  • Students selected to receive the scholarship will be required to submit documentation demonstrating their enrollment at an accredited college, university or associate program for Fall 2021 prior to receiving the award.
  • Deadline: *Scholarship application date has been extended from July 31, 2021 to September 30, 2021.*


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