Three Collegiate Scholarships Offered by Santé Center for Healing

Founded in 1996, Santé Center for Healing has been providing integrity-driven, evidence-based, and personalized long-term recovery for those suffering from substance use disorders, mental health, trauma, problematic sexual behavior, disordered eating and other compulsive behaviors.

In addition, Santé’s legacy includes providing therapeutic expertise for those in need of addiction treatment by: serving as a teaching facility for masters level student clinicians pursuing the mental and behavioral health field; and providing established and tenured clinicians throughout the community with education, awareness, tools and CEUs towards their credentials and important work.

Today, in recognition of three of Santé’s legacy makers – co-founder Rip Corley, co-founder/co-owner Deb Corley and CEO Dennis Wade, we extend financial collegiate scholarships to students wishing to further and advance their education.

Santé Center for Healing offers:

  • The Rip Corley & Santé Center for Healing Scholarship in memory of Santé’s co-founder Rip Corley, LMSW, RN. This $500 award will go to an individual in recovery from addiction for at least two years, having completed at least one year in college and pursuing an undergraduate degree from an accredited college and/or university.
  • The Dr. Deb Corley & Santé Center for Healing Scholarship in honor of Santé’s co-founder/co-owner Dr. Deb Corley, PhD, LMFT, LCDC, LSOTP, CSAT, CMAT. This $500 award will go to an individual pursuing a graduate degree towards work in the mental and behavioral health field. Eligible programs include: social work, psychology, nursing, counseling, marriage and family therapy
  • The Dennis Wade & Santé Center for Healing Scholarship in celebration of Santé’s CEO’s Dennis Wade, MS, FACHE 20th year of leadership. This $500 award will go to an individual pursuing a graduate degree towards health care management. Eligible programs include: public health, healthcare administration, healthcare management, health systems management, health services administration, Healthcare MBA

Submission period: October 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

Award Announcement: January 20, 2020

Award Date: January 30, 2020

Submit application to:

Scholarship Team/Special Programs
Santé Center for Healing
914 Country Club Road
Argyle, TX 76226

Santé Center for Healing’s Scholarship Insights

To apply for the Rip Corley Scholarship, please submit an essay (up to 600 words) describing the “recovery advantage”, its impact on your education and what makes you the ideal candidate for this award. In addition to the essay, please include: the name of the scholarship for which you’re applying, your first and last legal name, phone number, email address, mailing address, date of birth, college/university attending, major and minor, letter for recommendation from your sponsor in the program, recommendation letter from 1 teacher or professor, college transcript, and anticipated graduation date.

To apply for the Deb Corley Scholarship, please submit an essay (up to 600 words) describing why you believe the mental and behavioral health field is compelling, what you hope to achieve in your career and what makes you the ideal candidate for this award. In addition to the essay, please include: the name of the scholarship for which you’re applying; your first and last legal name; phone number; email address; mailing address; date of birth; college/university attending; undergraduate degree already attained and from what institution; name of graduate program, university and degree pursuing; recommendation letters from two graduate professors; undergrad college transcript and anticipated grad school graduation date.

To apply for the Dennis Wade Scholarship, please submit an essay (up to 600 words) describing why leadership specific to the mental and behavioral health field intrigues you, identified problems in the field potentially solved with your leadership and what makes you the ideal candidate for this award. In addition to the essay, please include: the name of the scholarship for which you’re applying; your first and last legal name; phone number; email address; mailing address; date of birth; college/university attending; undergraduate degree already attained and from what institution; name of graduate program, university and degree pursuing; recommendation letters from two graduate professors; undergrad college transcript and anticipated grad school graduation date.

All submissions for scholarships should be mailed to:

Santé Center for Healing
ATTN: Scholarship Team/Special Programs
914 Country Club Rd.
Argyle, TX 76226

Eligibility Requirements for Santé’s Scholarships

Applicant’s must be:

  • United States citizenship or permanent residency
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Part-time or full-time college student
  • Completed 1 year at an accredited college or university
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Have been in addiction recovery for at least 2 years (specific to Rip Corley Scholarship)
  • Be pursuing a graduate degree in mental or behavioral health (specific to Deb Corley Scholarship and Dennis Wade Scholarship)

Please note this is a one-time scholarship.

Santé Center for Healing’s  Scholarship Selection Process

Scholarship submissions will be reviewed by a Santé-selected committee of tenured behavioral health professionals. The review period begins after the submission deadline, and scholarship recipients will be chosen by the selection committee.

All scholarship submissions give Santé Center for Healing permission to contact the applicants’ school for enrollment verification. Applicants also agree that their name, essay and award may be used on Santé’s website, community announcements or articles (i.e. social media, press releases, newsletters, etc.). You may remain anonymous if requested in your submission.

Santé will notify the scholarship winners on the award date mentioned above. The scholarship funds will be credited towards tuition to an accredited college or university’s bursar’s office.