Addiction Studies and Psychology Student Receives National Scholarship
Kelsey Hennig, a double major in addiction studies and psychology, will receive the William L. White Scholarship Award in October at the national conference of NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals. The group represents the professional interests of more than 85,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the U.S., Canada and abroad.
Hennig will use the $1,000 scholarship toward her education. The assigned theme for this year’s research paper was “Recovery Oriented Systems of Care: How Research is Changing the Addiction Profession.”
“Addiction is often a taboo topic, which is why I feel many addicts fail to receive the treatment they need,” Hennig said. “I want to be in this profession to help educate and strengthen those who have reached out for help and are willing to make a change. I feel as though this profession provides me with an excellent opportunity to positively impact the lives of others.”
Hennig, a native of Fort Collins, Colorado, graduates next summer and plans to return to her home state and pursue a master’s degree in mental health counseling and become a licensed addiction counselor.
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