Attending college can be stressful and taxing – often affecting students' health and wellness. Researchers at Auburn University followed 131 students over four years of college and found that a whopping 70% gained weight by graduation (an average of 12, and up to 37 pounds). The overall percentage of students found to be overweight increased from 18% to 31%. The researchers noted gains in body fat composition and waist circumference.
How to Apply
Any current full-time undergraduate/graduate student attending an accredited US university or college with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.7 is welcome to apply. Eligible students will:
A) Write an essay of 800 to 1000 words, promoting a practical approach to healthy lifestyle during college years and how these habits can be sustained over a lifetime.
B) Demonstrate detailed knowledge of health and wellness and discuss why healthy living is a lifetime endeavor based on your personal experiences.
C) Your essay should be in a word document or similar (pdf, Google Doc) file type with your first and last name in the document title.
D) Forward their completed essay, documentation of GPA and full-time enrollment status to scholarship@iVein.com with "iVein Scholarship" in the subject line on or before the listed deadline.
Requirements to Apply
Students must provide unofficial or official transcripts showing the following requirements are met:
A) Enrolled in an accredited US college or university
B) Enrolled full time (12 credit hours for undergraduate students, 9 credit hours for graduate students)
C) Cumulative GPA of at least 3.7
D) Students in pass/fail programs must provide proof of passing status