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 submission deadline has now passed.  Scholarship winners will be notified by email by June 30, 2018.  

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Application Submission & Timeline

The completed application form, academic transcript, letters of reference, and the research paper must be submitted together electronically to NAADAC at, Attention: William L. White Student Scholarship.   

The submission deadline has now passed.  

Application open for submission April 2
Final deadline for turning in applications May 31
Recipients will be notified about their scholarship June 30
Awarding of Scholarship at the 2018 NAADAC Annual Conference
in Houston, TX
    October 6

Past Award Recipients

"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