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Design for Recovery sober living scholarship is offering a $1,000 to help students who fight every day to overcome the devastating effects of addiction. If you or a loved one deal with alcoholism or drug addiction, we want to hear from you. 

If interested, please tell us your story. In 500-1,000 words, we want to know what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now. How has addiction affected your life and/or the lives of loved ones around you? How has addiction motivated you to change your life for the better? What obstacles—either past, present, or future—must you overcome, either in sobriety or in pursuing your education?

We realize addiction is a family disease. That although the addict uses, the family often suffers along with them. This is why we want to hear from you even If you do not personally identify as an addict. If a friend or loved one’s addiction left an indelible impact on your life, please feel free to apply.

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Sober Living Scholarship

Design for Recovery wants to help kick start your journey toward discovering a better life. For many, education is a vital part of the process of overcoming drug abuse. We believe firmly that the key to ending the epidemic of addiction is in service to others. 

We also believe that this scholarship will motivate you to lend a helping hand to a struggling addict in the future.  It is a chain reaction that may one day reverse the woeful trend that now befalls this country, with drug overdoses claiming the lives of more than 70,000 people every year.

It is a great opportunity for people who don’t have health insurance. The recovery process can rack up a heavy bill in most treatment centers. For those who don’t have the financial resources to pay for addiction recovery, recovering addicts scholarships are a great way to meet your sober life goals.

Please submit your personal stories of alcohol addiction, substance abuse, or motivation for a brighter future by October 31, 2022. We will be awarding a well-deserving student with our $1,000 scholarship by December 15, 2022. E-mail all submissions to scholarship@designforrecovery.com.

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Treatment Center Scholarships Vs. University Scholarships

The Design for Recovery Sober Living Scholarship is a one-time award, with no requirement to submit transcripts or full applications. This scholarship focuses on your story and ability to overcome addiction and pursue a meaningful path in life.

In comparison, university scholarships often require you to meet stringent academic requirements as part of the application process. Although we do not offer a full tuition scholarship, we believe that even a small amount of money can help recovering addicts make their dreams a reality. We want to provide the resources necessary for you to focus on your recovery and achieve success in the future.

We understand how challenging addiction can be, and we want to give you the opportunity to make changes in your life. We want to help you move forward and make a difference in the world. We hope you take advantage of this special opportunity and wish you the best on your journey toward recovery. So apply now and tell us your story!

About Design for Recovery

Design for Recovery is a Los Angeles sober living, with residences in Mar Vista and Westchester. It implements a structured, 12 Step-based program centered on the principles of honesty, integrity, accountability, responsibility, and service to rebuild the lives of men desperate to break free from the chains of their addiction. The main focus is addressing the root causes of addiction to better ensure long-term success beyond the walls of sober living.

Design for Recovery is dedicated to helping addicts create a new life in sobriety built on a sturdy foundation of principles, moral uprightness, service, and continued self-development.

Frequently Asked Questions

A sober living scholarship is a financial award to assist an individual in transitioning into and sustaining a healthy, substance-free lifestyle. This type of scholarship is typically available to those recovering from addiction or who are struggling with substance use disorder.
The application process for a sober living scholarship may vary depending on the organization or institution offering it. Generally, there will be an online application form that must be completed and submitted with supporting documentation. It’s important to read the instructions carefully and contact the provider for any questions.
Sober living scholarships typically provide funds to help cover the costs associated with transitioning into and maintaining a substance-free lifestyle. This can include financial assistance for housing, treatment programs, educational expenses, or other related expenses. These scholarships may also provide other forms of support, such as mentorship or access to resources.
Yes, most sober living scholarships are open to individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life. It’s important to research the specific scholarship you’re interested in applying for and to read the eligibility requirements carefully.
Yes, universities like Texas Tech University offer recovery scholarships to help recovering addicts suffering from alcohol abuse. They also have support groups for the emotional support of the students. To apply for a recovery scholarship, check out the financial assistance pages of various universities.
Usually, people availing of a recovery scholarship can apply for a reduced workload where they agree to meet specific goals and stay on their recovery path. However, if the student is able, they can carry on with the regular credit hours per semester.
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Edited by: David Beasley

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David Beasley is a certified RADT (Registered Alcohol/Drug Technician). David, moved to California from North Carolina after many failed attempts to get sober.

Medically Reviewed by: Charley Allen
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Charley earned his Masters of Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles, and is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).He teaches mindfulness to both adults and children in group setting such as schools, corporate workplaces, and medical treatment facilities.

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