SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Healthline.com, the flagship online health information site of Healthline Media, is launching its fourth annual Stronger Scholarship Award of $20,000. This year the company is partnering with Feeding America, whose network of 200 food banks provides food to more than 40 million people, to award $5,000 each to four graduate and undergraduate students who are working toward ending hunger.
“One in seven children in the U.S. struggles with hunger,” said Healthline Media Senior Vice President of Marketing Tracy Rosecrans. “Healthline’s mission is to create a stronger and healthier world, and that starts with ensuring people have enough to eat. Partnering with Feeding America is a natural opportunity for us to reward the brightest students addressing the problem.”
“Every day, millions of children and adults do not get the food and nourishment needed to thrive,” said Jessica Hager, Director of Healthcare Partnerships & Nutrition at Feeding America. “We work to source and distribute nutritious food to neighbors in need and build a path to a brighter, food-secure future. Our partnership with Healthline and involvement in the Stronger Scholarship effort work to deliver on that promise.”
The Healthline Stronger Scholarship application process opens today and closes in May. Interested students can apply for the scholarship by creating an AIM account at https://aim.applyISTS.net/Healthline. There they will answer several questions and upload required documents before submitting. Representatives from Healthline.com and Feeding America will deliberate on the applications in June. Finalists will be announced August 1.
Scholarship recipients will be selected based on GPA, community and school involvement, leadership potential, and responses to essay questions asking how they exemplify Healthline Media’s core values, and plan to make positive change by addressing hunger and/or nutrition.
Recipients must clearly demonstrate that their work is connected with ending hunger or helping nutrition. They do not need to be in a particular major. The two graduate and two undergraduate scholarship winners may use the funds at any accredited U.S. institution.
Healthline launched the Stronger Scholarship Award in 2017. Each year the scholarship focuses on a different topic. In past years topics included diabetes, chronic and rare diseases, and mental illness. More than 700 students applied for the four scholarships last year. Healthline has awarded 10 students a total of $60,000 as part of the Stronger Scholarship to advance their educations and make the world a stronger, healthier place.
About Healthline Media
San Francisco-based Healthline Media’s mission is to empower people to be their strongest and healthiest selves by being a trusted ally in their pursuit of health and well-being. The company is one of the world’s fastest growing health information brands with online properties Healthline.com, MedicalNewsToday.com and Greatist.com. Healthline Media’s sites provide evidence-based articles with the highest standards of medical integrity that support the modern health consumer with a whole-person approach to health and wellness. Healthline Media is the top ranked health publisher and number 39 on Comscore’s Top 100 Property rankings through January 2020. Across all its properties, Healthline Media publishes articles authored by more than 120 writers and reviewed by more than 100 doctors, clinicians, dietitians, and other experts. The company’s repository contains more than 70,000 articles, each updated with current protocol. More than 200 million people worldwide and 87 million people in the U.S. visit Healthline’s sites each month, according to data from Google Analytics and Comscore, respectively. Healthline Media is owned by Red Ventures.