R.O.A.R Scholarship eligibility requirements & application


Our Mission:
Reach Out Addiction & Recovery, through its ROAR sober living house, wants to change and redirect the lives of women suffering from substance use disorder using Therapy. Whether being released from a treatment facility with nowhere to live or struggling with opioid, heroin or alcohol addiction as well as mental health issues. ROAR will provide a structured sober living environment, housing, group sessions, therapy, outreach resources and motivational speaking tailored to women through its Reach Out Program.
This award is designed to assist high school kids in the Urban, poverty-stricken areas within Essex County. ROAR would like to offer you a scholarship to help you continue your education by alleviating the cost of books for the1st semester entering college. Recipients will be chosen by board members of Reach Out Addiction & Recovery House Inc. The ROAR staff will award 3 recipients, one scholarship per student for the 2020 fall or spring terms.


1.  Must be a degree-seeking senior, high school student enrolled in the first 2020 fall /spring semester of College. 

2.   Essay of 5 paragraphs, 500 words minimum, 1000 words maximum, Typed double-spaced providing details (please choose topic A or B).

A) How has substance use disorder (drug addiction/alcohol addiction) affected the Urban communities and families?

B) How has Substance Use Disorder (drug addiction/alcohol addiction) affected your life whether directly or indirectly?

3.   The recipient will be granted with a check for the book(s) up to $150 per scholarship award.

4.   Award Recipient must submit receipt(s) for the cost of the book(s), including taxes within the specified due date for reimbursement. 

5.   Award recipients are limited to one scholarship per student per academic year.

6.   Award recipients must attend award ceremony or award will be forfeited and another award recipients will be chosen. 

7.   Award recipients will be given 1 ticket to bring a guest to the award ceremony. Additional tickets will have to be purchased. 

8.   Award recipients including any and all guests of award recipients attending the ceremony, agree to have photos and or videos taken during and for the presentation of the award ceremony.

9.  Family members and guests of the award recipient will pay the full ticket price of $30.00

10. Students must be enrolled in a free or reduced lunch program. 

11. Submit the application along with proof they are enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program and contact information to verify. Ex:(guidance counselor or principal’s name/phone/email) 

*Award is contingent upon availability of funds.
**Award amount subject to change
Essay, proof of reduced or free lunch, and college enrollment documentation, such as a college schedule must be attached to be eligible. The deadline to apply and turn in all information for the scholarship will be FRIDAY, JUNE 12. 2020. Award will be distributed by check within 2 weeks after the award ceremony. All deadlines and amount of scholarship are subject to change.