Mountainside Brighter Future College Scholarship

Addiction can impact people from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, sex, gender, or socioeconomic status. As part of our mission to end the stigma surrounding addiction and help those impacted by substance abuse lead happier, more fulfilling lives, we are offering the Mountainside Brighter Future College Scholarship. With this scholarship, we aim to help students pursue their dreams and passions. We know a brighter future starts with today’s youth and want to enable young people to overcome their struggles. Through a personal essay, applicants will share how their addiction or their loved one’s addiction has affected their life, raising awareness and highlighting the reality of this disease.

Award Information

  • Scholarship amount: $1,000
  • Number of winners: up to 10

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a high school junior or senior
  • Must be living and enrolled in one of the following counties: Bergen County (NJ), Fairfield County (CT), Litchfield County (CT), New York County (NY), Suffolk County (NY), Westchester County (NY)

How to Apply

  • Complete and submit application
  • Submit a 500 to 800 word essay that covers the following:
    • How has your own or a loved one’s addiction affected you?
    • How has it impacted your life in both a positive and negative way?
    • How has it changed your perspective on the disease of addiction?
    • How would receiving this scholarship help you in your future studies.

If you have any question regarding the Brighter Future College Scholarship, email

Deadline for Submission: March 31st, 2022

Winner Selection

  • Once the submission period has ended, our committee will review each essay and select the winners on or around April 15th, 2022. Winners will be contacted via phone or email.


2021 Brighter Future Scholarship Winners

Amy Beddoe – St. Joseph’s School, Trumbull, CT

Keeret Kaur – Northern Highlands High School, Allendale, NJ

Tay Chang – Mahopac High School, Mahopac, NY

Giselle Rodriguez – Watertown High School, Watertown, CT

More winners to be announced.