• As of January 1, 2024, the applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Proof of enrollment in an accredited undergrad nursing (BSN) or master’s program for nursing (MSN, etc.) in Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Massachusetts, Arizona, or North Carolina.
  • Aspire to pursue a career in substance use disorder treatment.
  • Meet the scholarship regulations and include the submission requirements listed below.



  • Eligible students must write an original 500 to 1,000-word essay responding to either of the following prompts (please indicate in essay which one you are writing about):

       1) Discuss the stigma associated with addiction and its impact on individuals seeking treatment. How do you plan to contribute to                     reducing stigma and promoting empathy in your nursing practice?

      2)  In your opinion, what are the most significant challenges faced by individuals with addiction, and how can nurses play a crucial role in        addressing these challenges?

  • Upload your essay in Word or PDF format.
  • APA style format is acceptable.
  • It is expected that all sources will be appropriately cited.
  • Submissions received after the deadline will not be eligible for consideration.
  • Complete the form below by March 31st, 2024.



  • $2,500 USD



  • A board of nursing leaders at BrightView will review applications and determine the scholarship award winner based on content of the essay and strength of the application.
  • BrightView will announce the winner of the scholarship on April 30th, 2024.



  • One application per applicant. Multiple applications for one student will result in loss of eligibility to win.
  • Essay submissions must be 100% unique, written only by the applicant. Plagiarism of any form will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Essay submissions that are sent after the deadline of March 31st, 2024, cannot be accepted.
  • Essay submissions that fail to include any of the required details listed or don’t meet the specifications for eligibility will not be accepted.
  • The scholarship award can be revoked at any time if BrightView determines that the winning student did not comply with the guidelines.
  • Please do not contact BrightView to request an update on your essay submission status.
  • Applicants must be willing to have their likeness and essay published on the BrightView website and social media channels.
  • Current employees of BrightView are ineligible to receive the scholarship.
  • Winners are not obligated in any way to commit to work at BrightView after graduation, but they are certainly welcome to apply for relevant positions.
  • Responses will be run through an AI-detector, and AI-generated essays will not be eligible to win.



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We look forward to receiving your essay and thank you for your interest in our scholarship program and especially for your interest in becoming a nurse in the addiction treatment sector! 



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  • Max. file size: 50 MB.