The Right Step Scholarship
Open to all undergraduate students in any major or area of study.
Write a 500-word essay responding to the following prompt:
The new edition of the Associated Press’s Stylebook states the word “addict” should no longer be used as a noun. “Instead,” it says, “choose phrasing like he was addicted, people with heroin addiction or he used drugs.” In short, a person should be identified separate from their disease.
Essay Option: Explain why describing someone as “addicted” rather than “an addict” is important to society in combating addiction.