Congratulations to Kathleen Herndon, winner of the 2013 Bipolar Lives Scholarship.
Kathleen has been mailed a check for $500.00 for her outstanding essay "Silver Linings and Brilliant Fish" (read it below).
The judging panel strongly support the central theme of the winning entry - than an effective treatment plan for bipolar disorder should include a focus on the positive aspects of bipolar and provide outlets for a bipolar patient's uniquely positive traits.
The 2013 Bipolar Lives Scholarship closed at 5pm Eastern on Sunday June 30th 2013.
This scholarship provides a cash award for an original academic essay on coping with bipolar disorder.
We are leaving the instructions from the 2013 in place on this page so that future entrants can see what is required to win in 2014:
Entering is easy. However, there are some rules and requirements. The judging panel take these seriously. Please take the time to:
BEFORE you enter your essay directly into the box below.
The 2013 Bipolar Lives Scholarship is a cash award of $500 to be paid to a single winning entry. (In previous years the prize has sometimes been divided between several entries. In 2013 there will be one $500.00 payment only.)
Remember - you must submit your essay using the box below AND email us a completed entry form.
Please Note: Not every entry may be published on the Bipolar-Lives.com website, so definitely make sure you keep your copy of your essay.
The 2013 award has already been made but here are 6 entries that were popular with the judging panel and provided valuable information on the theme of "coping":
Click on the links below to see some of the 2013 Bipolar Lives Scholarship entries.
The Reptilian, Bipolar Brain: Reversing the Effects of Chronic Anxiety
One afternoon, two teenagers caught the matinee showing of “Zombie Apocalypse.” As they watched the gruesome images on the screen, butterflies fluttered …
Managing Bipolar Disorder
Managing stress, planning ahead, getting enough sleep, taking medicine, eating healthy, and avoiding alcohol are the biggest keys to staying healthy with …
Silver Linings and Brilliant Fish
Living with Bipolar Disorder can be challenging. Nearly 13 million individuals in the United States are diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder at some point during …
Coping with Bipolar: 10 Tips for College Students
Some students experience their first symptoms of bipolar disorder in college, while others find themselves returning to college after an absence caused …
Five Habits of Highly Successful Bipolar Patients
The famed author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, Sean Covey, delegates 7 habits such as Be Proactive, Put First Things First, and Think Win-Win. …
Thriving in College With Bipolar Disorder
Having a healthy college experience begins long before you haul your belongings up to your dorm room on move-in day. In fact, it begins long before you …
Related Pages: Previous Bipolar Lives Scholarship Entries
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