Here at Zelus Recovery, helping teens and young adults struggling with addiction is our passion. Therefore, we’ve awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to a student we feel has shown strength, perseverance, confidence, and motivation in the addiction treatment field. Zelus Recovery is proud to announce that Elizabeth Glatte is our 2017 scholarship winner. She has shown us how substance abuse has impacted her life with clarity, attention to detail, and an inspirational tone we’re sure will motivate her in all future endeavors.
Zelus Recovery’s Scholarship Opportunity
For a little background information, our scholarship winner opportunity is for young adults ages 18 or older whose lives have been touched by substance abuse. Participants must be currently enrolled in an upcoming semester of college, university, or trade school in the United States.
We asked each student to submit a 500–1,000-word essay describing how substance abuse has impacted his or her life. Within this submission pool, Zelus Recovery’s scholarship winner needed to:
- Show a well-rounded knowledge and understanding of addiction
- Display empathy and warmth for those struggling with substance abuse
- Present themselves as driven, studious, and hard-working
Our 2017 Scholarship Winner: Elizabeth Glatte
Overall, we feel Elizabeth—or as her friends call her, Lizz— displays all these characteristics and much more. Her passion is evident, and she’s very well-versed in the challenges those struggling with addiction face. With much consideration, we’ve chosen Lizz because we feel she will work tirelessly to heal, support, and enrich the lives of the many Americans who’ve fallen into the cycle of addiction.
Elizabeth is currently an undergraduate student studying social work. She aspires to receive a master’s degree with an emphasis on addiction studies as well as a minor in business. As a successful goal-oriented young adult, her main career goal is to open a faith-based addiction treatment center for women.
With a firm grasp and empathetic understanding of America’s need for assistance conquering the war on substance abuse, Lizz is passionate about helping the unfortunate victims of addiction and their families. Above all, she wants nothing more than to give hope to the hopeless and offer compassion and advocacy to those seeking a new life.