The William White Scholarship was created to promote student addiction studies research and develop the importance of student research projects in NASAC accredited programs, NAADAC approved programs in higher education, or an accredited addiction studies higher education program acknowledged by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) that provides research or education to the addiction profession.
It will be awarded annually to one graduate NAADAC student member and one undergraduate NAADAC student member with the best student addiction research paper on the assigned topic in that year and applied directly to the students' educational debt.
The application period for the 2021 scholarships is now closed. Scholarship winners will be notified by email by August 31, 2021.
Please contact Kristin Hamilton at [email protected] with any questions.
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Application Submission & Timeline for 2021
The completed application form, academic transcript, letters of reference, and the research paper must be submitted together electronically to NAADAC's Student Committee at [email protected], Attention: William L. White Student Scholarship.
|Application open for submission
|Final deadline for turning in applications
|Recipients will be notified about their scholarship
|Acknowledgement of Scholarship at the NAADAC 2021 Annual Conference
|| October 29
Please note NAADAC does not pay for travel to the NAADAC Annual Conference venue and conference attendence is not required to receive the scholarship.
Past Award Recipients
Research Topic: "Reducing Stigma and/or Discriminations
Graduate Winner: Monika Sahleen (Colorado State University) - Download paper - Watch scholarship award acceptance video
Research Topic: "Social Justice and Substance Use Disorders"
Undergraduate Winner: Jason Scianno (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) - Download paper
Graduate Winner: Adelya Urmanche (Adelphi University) - Download paper
Research Topic: “Recovery Oriented Systems of Care: How Research is Changing the Addiction Profession”
Undergraduate Winner: Kelsey Hennig (University of South Dakota) - Download paper
Graduate Winner: Jacqlyn Stein (Grand Canyon University) - Download paper