The non-profit organization, Real Life Angels announced they have awarded their first ever student scholarship, after reports from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse revealed that nearly 17 percent of students in the United States are abusing drugs. The non-profit awarded the first ever scholarship as a way to help teens and young adults who have overcome substance abuse issues, get the help they need to go to college and earn the education they deserve.
The organization is announcing its new scholarship program in hopes that even with the release of the new reports from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse and the surprising statistics about students and drug use, the public knows there are ways that students who have substance abuse problems can still have a promising future. Real Life Angels was created to help rehabilitated teens and young adults get professional career guidance and help with applying for jobs and continuing their education after rehabilitation.
The announcement of the new scholarship program is the first of its kind for the organization and is being funded through donations given to the organization. Real Life Angels will be releasing its first ever scholarship to a Phoenix Houses of Texas – Austin Academy graduate by the name of Aurora, who at the age of 17 sought professional help for her addiction, and is now planning to attend college in the pursuit of a degree in engineering. Aurora’s personal story represents those of many struggling with addiction, and includes overcoming the tragedies of self-harm and sexual abuse. This scholarship awarded by Real Life Angels awards Aurora $2,000 with the intention of future renewals based upon meeting the organization benchmarks for success.
Real Life Angels hopes that the announcement of the new scholarship program, as well as the revelation of the scholarship’s first official winner, Aurora, will inspire many young students in the United States struggling with substance abuse, to earn opportunities beyond addiction.
For more information on the Real Life Angels organization, their efforts and on the new scholarship program, visit http://www.reallifeangels.org/.