Wouldn’t a $5,000 scholarship help you breathe a little easier?

Truth Initiative is offering college and graduate students a chance to earn the “Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations.”

The annual scholarship competition empowers and supports students eager to help Truth Initiative achieve a generation for whom tobacco use is a thing of the past. Scholarship awards recognize individuals who demonstrate commitment to community service and use the creative arts to help reduce tobacco use in priority populations. What’s a “priority underserved population”? It is a term that refers to communities disproportionately affected by tobacco, including low-income, African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Asian, Hawaiian American, Pacific Islander, Alaska Native, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals.

The scholarship program is named for Dr. Alma S. Adams, a gifted artist, public servant and founding board member of Truth Initiative who is currently serving as a member of Congress representing North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District. Two scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded to support students pursuing undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited institution of higher learning in the U.S. Funds may be used for tuition, books and related living expenses.

Apply today and be rewarded for using your creativity to inspire others to be tobacco-free. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2016. Awardees will be notified by June 30, 2016.

Email [email protected] for more information.