Most of you know me as CurlyNikki – natural hair advocate and Gia’s mom. But if you couldn’t tell from the ‘on the couch’ theme, I’m also
The Licensed Psychotherapist Formerly known as Alicia (my gub’ment
name).

I work primarily with women struggling
with issues related to interpersonal relationships, anxiety, depression,
body image disorders and PTSD. When the Hubs and I finally pick a city
and stay put (for longer than a minute), I have plans to open my own practice. Psychology is my
first love and no matter where this fantabulous CurlyNikki ride takes
me, I will always be a therapist.

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With that, I can’t tell you how
many emails I’ve received from excited high school seniors and college
students that are interested in becoming counselors. The email is
usually very reminiscent of 21 questions and my response is always the
same- ‘let’s jump on a call’. I love talking to and encouraging ‘the
future’ and hope that sharing my experiences- the good and the bad- can
help make their journey smoother.

So to continue in that vein, I
thought it only necessary to create a scholarship for all the aspiring
helpy helpertons out there… the soon to be therapists and social workers
of the world. Curly Caregivers, if you will. And if you’re anything
like I was, you’re an amazing, hardworking student… but only when it
comes to paper deadlines and surprise reading quizzes… less so when it
comes to the daunting challenge of identifying and applying for much
needed college funds. With all the transcript gathering, recommendation
requesting and essay composing, I thought it’d be fun to create a
scholarship that I would’ve been willing to apply for!

My issue
every semester was finding the cash to purchase the ridiculously
overpriced textbooks, edition 1 for the first half of class, edition 2
for the latter, and the $100 flash cards all written by (surprise
surprise) my professor. So to save you at least that headache, my
friends at Qhemet Biologics and I present… CurlyNikki’s Curly Caregivers Book Scholarship! In fact, this is our SIXTH award season!

Up for grabs- 

Two, five hundred dollar ($500) scholarships
will be awarded to students enrolled full-time in any year of their
college career (accredited 4-year undergraduate or graduate program) in a field related to
psychology and mental health. 

One, five hundred dollar ($500) scholarship will be awarded to a student accepted or enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an approved, 4 year, accredited institution in ANY major field.

Interested students will email video submission links (via youtube) to nikki@curlynikki.com.

For Psych students, the video (3 minutes maximum) should include-

(1) the reason you chose psychology or a related field of study
(2) where you see yourself in 5 years, and
(3) why winning the book scholarship will help you

In the email, include-

(1) your full name
(2) year in school
(3) institution
(4) GPA
(5) major Field of Study
(6) link to public youtube video (make sure it’s public so we can see it!)
(7) 2-4 sentences about yourself (a mini, fun biography)

For undergrads in ANY major field, the video (3 minutes max) should include-

(1) the reason you chose your major field of study
(2) where you see yourself in 5 years, and
(3) why winning the book scholarship will help you

In the email, include-

(1) your full name
(2) year in school
(3) institution
(4) GPA
(5) major Field of Study
(6) link to public youtube video (make sure it’s public so we can see it!)
(7)  2-4 sentences about yourself (a mini, fun biography)

You have to read the next part in that really fast, slightly hushed, ‘fine print’ announcer voice:

To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, be currently enrolled in a degree seeking program and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Winners will be asked to verify all of the above. Men are invited to apply as well!

The
application process is open from today, December 19, 2014 through January 2, 2015 at 5pm EST. A team of reviewers will then select the three winners and after a short 
verification process, will issue credit to each recipient for their book purchase for the Spring Semester.  The three winning submissions will be announced and featured on CurlyNikki.com!

Be creative, genuine… go HAM!

God Speed!
Nik

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