$1000 – Scholarship award towards tuition payment for 2024/25 semester tuition.
Addiction – Addiction is a condition that results when a person uses a substance (e.g. alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g. gambling, sex, shopping) as part of a continued use/act that becomes compulsive and interferes with life activities such as work, relationships, or health. We relate addiction to the fundamental motivation in humans including the need to make sense of his or her life and pursue a personally meaningful existence. Through a Meaning Therapy lens, we see addiction as a result of an individual’s persistently frustrated attempts to live a personally meaningful life.
Clients in our drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs illustrate what life is like when an individual lacks personal meaning. In spite of having the outward appearance of success such as families, social circles, good jobs, and material possessions, our clients describe their inner world as one beset by boredom, anger, depression, loneliness, and a nagging feeling of emptiness like lost souls wandering without a direction. Our clients also report feeling as if they’re different and do not fit in the world. This sense of separateness and brokenness lies at the heart of why individuals turns to drugs, alcohol or other forms of addiction.
Application Details and Eligibility
To apply for this scholarship, please submit a 800-1000 word essay on one of the following topics:
- Examine the role of suffering and tragedy for human well-being and personal meaning.
- Discuss how Meaning Therapy and the Medical Model of Addiction can co-exist in a treatment setting and support persons seeking recovery from mental health and addiction.
In order to qualify for this scholarship you must also be:
- Enrolled in a counselling, psychology, medical/nursing, or relevant program
- Currently enrolled in the 2024/25 semesters at an accredited university or college in Canada*
*Please send proof of enrollment for the 2023/24 semester with your application.
All essays must be submitted by August 1, 2024. The winner will be announced on September 1, 2024.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-886-487-9050 or email.
Congratulations to Julianna Facchinelli of Fort McMurray, AB for being chosen as this year’s recipient of our annual scholarship award! Congratulations also to Julia Mercier, Ruva Sharara, Yvette Uwase, and Sydney Hirst who have been chosen as runner-up recipients. We will be contacting you in the coming days regarding your awards.
Thank you to all our other applicants. We very much enjoyed reading all your submissions on personal responsibility and balancing authorship and relatedness in recovery.
Practicum, Co-op, or Internships
We accept students in counselling, psychology, nursing, and other health programs each semester. Students will work in one of our departments alongside one of our experienced practitioners. Students will also have the opportunity to work with other departments and develop a comprehensive understanding of how private healthcare and addiction and mental health facilities operate.
See our Career Page for more information on how to apply for a student placement.