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 based on your personal experiences.
- 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.
- 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.
When Is The Deadline to Apply?
- Fall Semester: August 31st
- Winter/Spring: December 31st
Who is Eligible To Apply?
Any current full time undergraduate or graduate student attending an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 3.4 is welcome to apply. Medical school students may provide proof of their pass/ fail classes.
Do I Have To Be Enrolled in a University or College to Apply?
Yes. You must submit proof of full time enrollment status along with your essay. The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the winning candidate’s institution.
What Are Acceptable Documents To Prove Enrollment Status and GPA?
An unofficial or official transcript. Make sure your name and your institution’s name is clearly visible on the document. If you are an incoming freshman, submit your senior year high school GPA. If you are entering a graduate program, submit your most recent GPA from your undergraduate.
Two scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded annually. 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. The winner will be selected within 3 weeks of the deadline date. 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