Number of scholarships to award
- tuition fee reduction
International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), formerly known as California Bipolar Foundation, was founded in June 2007 in San Diego, California by four parents with children affected by bipolar disorder. Well aware of the trauma that bipolar disorder can cause for those living with the illness and their families, these parents felt compelled to do something constructive to help.
They believe that mental health education is most effective when it begins in our youth.
Although social media can be a powerful tool for connecting with friends and building a sense of community, research indicates that social media usage may negatively affect mental health. What are some ways that you can leverage social media for the greater good in your community?
Create a mental health campaign or program using social media to connect with classmates, and explain how you can develop non-screen time activities inside or outside of school.
Make a plan for launching a social media campaign showing how you can uplift and encourage your classmate’s self-esteem and promote mental wellness.
They are pleased to announce that 3 winners will receive cash prizes ($1,000, $500, $250) and their letters used as a template for future advocacy that will be featured on their website.
Essays should be between 500 and 1,000 words but will not be penalized for surpassing the word count if the content is deemed an essential part of the student’s message.