Each day, the average woman applies more than 200 chemicals to her skin via her beauty routine and over 60% of those chemicals are absorbed directly into the blood stream. These chemicals include potentially cancer-causing chemical additives like parabens, mineral oils and other petrochemical byproducts, ethoxylated ingredients, phthalates, and sulfates (to name a few). Not only are we bombarded by potentially toxic chemicals in our beauty products, we’re also constantly exposed to questionable chemicals in our food, cleaning products, and medicines. Combine those facts with our modern high-stress lifestyles and the CDC’s estimation that 80% of American’s don’t get the recommended amount of exercise—-and you’ve got yourself a big wellness problem. At Skin Care Ox, we believe that true wellness is within our grasp–if we are mindful, aware, and active in making good decisions. We’re not alone. Today, more women are taking a closer look at the ingredients in their food and beauty products and making more informed choices. Additionally, yoga, meditation, and other alternative wellness therapies are more popular now than ever before.
Living a totally healthy lifestyle can be surprisingly challenging in our modern society—especially for college students! The Skin Care Ox: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women program was established to provide financial support to college women who are striving to lead healthy lifestyles. If you’re a female high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is committed to maintaining personal wellness, then this is the scholarship for you!
Congratulations to our September 2017 Winner!
4.0 GPA @ University of Pennsylvania
Alexis is an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing with a double major in Nursing + Nutrition. She is powerfully confronting her own health challenges while teaching those others how to conquer theirs. This summer, Alexis spent time teaching pediatric patients suffering from anorexia about the importance of nutrition. Check out our Instagram to see what organic goodies we included in her gift basket!
HOW TO APPLY
We’re asking women college students to share their personal wellness journeys and experiences as students. To apply, complete and submit the short online application by midnight PST on January 1st, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th every year. All applicants must submit a 500 word maximum essay on the essay prompt below. Student essays will be judged on their originality, creativity, and dedication to healthy lifestyle choices.
Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle
Why are you committed to living a healthy lifestyle? How do you maintain your physical and mental wellness as a student? Is the cost or availability of organic + natural products a challenge? Has it been difficult or easy to make the healthy decisions? Why?
Spring applications accepted:
January 2nd – March 31st
of every year.
Summer applications accepted:
April 1st – June 30th
of every year.
Fall applications accepted:
July 1st – September 30th
of every year.
Winter applications accepted:
October 1st – January 1st
of every year.
To be considered eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must meet the requirements below. The award is intended to help students who are enrolled (or plan to be enrolled) as undergraduate or graduate college students studying in the United States. The scholarship winner will be asked to provide proof of current/future college enrollment. Recent college graduates, high school juniors, and doctoral candidates are not eligible to apply.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
WHEN IS THE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE?
WHAT IS THE SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE?
WHEN WILL THE WINNER BE CHOSEN AND NOTIFIED?
HOW WILL THE SCHOLARSHIP BE PAID?
High School Winners: Graduating high school seniors must provided proof of acceptance to a college or university before receiving a scholarship. A $500 check will be sent in their name and the name of their college/university (according to the institutions requirements) and a package of assorted organic wellness goodies will be sent to the winner directly. No scholarship monies will be sent directly to the student. High school applicants should apply during their final semester of high school.