Katelynn Berry passed away too soon at the age of twenty-six after a tough battle with mental illness.
Mental illnesses and prescribed medication affect a student’s energy level, concentration, and can hamper their ability to remain gainfully employed while attending school. A mental health disorder, one that affects a person’s psychological well-being is hard enough to deal with for many on a daily basis outside of school. However, having a mental disorder while attending college and trying to remain employed to support your education can sometimes be an overwhelming experience.
This scholarship aims to honor Katelynn Berry’s life by spreading awareness about the serious threat posed by mental illnesses and its impact on one’s ability to attend college and obtain a degree.
Any high school senior in Montana or Minnesota who has been diagnosed with a mental illness may apply for this scholarship, but applicants with schizophrenia are preferred. One winner will be selected from Montana and one from Minnesota.
To apply, tell us how mental illness has affected you, your family, and your education goals as well as what steps you’ve taken to work on living with your mental illness.