Approaching Fitness Scholarship

Update: We are offering TWO Scholarships!

We at Approaching Fitness need you. Our motto is science backed fitness and weight loss advice. Without young people entering the field of medical research, we will cease to exist. Due to this and private funding, we are creating our scholarship fund. Every calendar year we will be giving away two scholarships of up to $500 for students or future students to be used for educational purposes.

The scholarships do have a few requirements. You must:

  1. Be attending or enrolled in a 4 Year University or College program.
  2. Be majoring in a Health, Science or Medical program.
  3. Have at least a 3.0 GPA (High School or University).
  4. Be a United States Citizen.
  5. Fill out the form completely.

Scholarship One Specifications:

The first scholarship is the Approaching Fitness Scholarship. Backed by private funding, this is to promote young people who specifically will help the future of health and fitness research. You can major in any health / science / fitness / medical related program. If you are in any related program or major, plus meet the above requirements, you are eligible!

With each application, you must provide an essay in the form of an article. The article may be published on Approaching Fitness or an affiliated website. The focus of the article should be sourced, on the topic of weight loss or fitness. You have freedom here to cover any topic that is remotely in this realm.

The purpose of this article is for us to help fund people who one day will help push personal health, fitness and well being in the future. This is the mission of this website and our partners, and why we are providing this scholarship. Like every other scholarship that requires an essay, we will use it to help decide upon the recipient of our scholarship(s).

For idea’s on evidence based submissions, please refer to:

The articles all have different tones, and have cited resources. Use your creativity! We do not expect it to be perfect. We just expect an interesting take on health using real science to back up your claims. That is the key, to use evidence to support your claims.

Scholarship Two Specifications:

Scholarship two is funded directly be me, Eric – The Founder of Approaching Fitness. This scholarship is a bit different. It is for people who suffer from binge eating. I myself have suffered from binge eating, which I have have been open in sharing.

Scholarship Two is the Approaching Fitness Binge Eating Scholarship. The requirements are the same as our first scholarship, except it has one caveat. You must have experienced and battled binge eating or an addiction to food.

You also must submit an article, a first person experience article, about your experience with binge eating. When you submit this article, you can select that you wish to remain anonymous. The opinion piece may be posted here, or on another affiliated website. If this is the case, we will retract your name and if published, will remove identifying information.

We are giving this scholarship to help people who suffer from this eating disorder receive helpful tips for those who have been in the same position.

Winners will be contacted individually after submission deadline. The deadline and requirements are subject to change at anytime. All submitted applications will be judged under the requirements they were submitted under.

Current Scholarship: Close Date is January 1st, 2018. Recipients will be notified within 3 weeks of close date. 

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