70% of college students gain weight by graduation
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.
Intermountain Vein Center (iVein.com), the trusted leader in preventing and treating vein disease, understands the importance of learning and practicing healthy habits during the formative college years and is offering the iVein® Health and Wellness Scholarship to reward students who are committed to a lifetime of healthy habits.
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 3.4 is welcome to apply. Eligible students will:
- 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.
- Demonstrate detailed knowledge of health and wellness and discuss why healthy living is a lifetime endeavor.
- Forward their completed essay, documentation of GPA and full-time enrollment status to scholarship@iVein.com on or before the listed deadline.
When Is The Deadline to Apply?
Entries for the fall semester must be submitted by midnight August 31st. The winning applicant will be selected within two weeks of the application deadline. Entries for the winter/spring semester must be submitted by midnight December 31st. The winning applicant will be selected within two weeks of the application deadline. The scholarship will be applied to the upcoming semester (or quarter) tuition.
Do I Have To Be Enrolled in a University to Apply?
Yes. The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the winning candidate’s institution.
Two scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded annually. Each semester one recipient will receive a $2,000 scholarship to the institution of his or her choice. Recipients are only eligible to receive the scholarship once.
Selection Process and Notification
The Intermountain Vein Center Scholarship Committee will review essays and supporting documentation and one winner will be declared for each academic semester. Once the winner has been determined, he or she will be contacted by the Intermountain Vein Center and informed of the scholarship award. The scholarship funds will then be sent directly to the financial aid office of the winning candidates’ institution.
If you have any other questions or need more information, please email your questions to scholarship@iVein.com