The following information must be submitted for review by the NAADAC Student Committee:
- Completed application form
- Unofficial academic transcript
- Two letters of recommendation from members of the academic/research/clinical community
- Original and individually created APA-formatted research paper on one of the following six themes:
*Denotes perpetual topics
- Reducing Stigma and/or Discrimination*
- Social Justice and Substance Use Disorders*
- Current Trends of Psychotherapeutic Approaches with Addiction*
- Peer Support Approaches to Substance Use Disorder
- New Prevention and Harm Reduction Approaches to Substance Use Disorder
- Trauma and Addiction
- Graduate students must submit a 10-12 page (exclusive of title page, abstract, references, and definitions), double-spaced research paper in current APA format
- Undergraduate students must submit a 5-7 page (exclusive of title page, abstract, references, and definitions), double-spaced research paper in current APA format
Faculty advisor review before submission of research paper strongly suggested.
How will my paper be scored?
All papers will be scored using the NAADAC William L. White Scholarship Decision Making Rubric.
Can I submit a paper that I wrote with someone else/co-authored?
No, only individually-written papers are eligible for the William White Scholarship.
Can I submit a paper that I submitted in one of my courses?
Yes, you can submit a paper that you submitted (or plan to submit) in one of your courses, but not a paper that has been previously published.
Will I receive feedback or edits to my paper?
No, we are not able to provide feedback or edits to individual papers.
Am I required to submit a "Definitions" section within my paper?
While you are not required to include the section, you will lose scoring points if the section is not included.