TrichStop’s Trichotillomania Awareness Scholarship

Aug 4th, 2015

- Bi-Annual Scholarship -

At TrichStop we believe that spreading awareness about BFRBs (body focused repetitive behaviors) is key for making treatment available to people affected by these disorders. As part of our advocacy efforts, we’re offering a bi annual scholarship for students who are affected by Trichotillomania.

Trichotillomania affects its sufferers in multiple ways, both physically and emotionally. The emotional burden of this disorder can be even more significant for students, due to added stress that originates in study efforts, and due to social factors. Indeed hair pulling prevalence among college students can be as high as 3.4% in women.

Application guidelines

TrichStop awards a scholarship to help students who have Trichotillomania with their study expenses. Its a bi annual scholarship - two scholarships are awarded, each student gets $500. Here are the guidelines:

  • Applicants must submit an essay of about 400 words. In this essay, please explain the impact your disorder has on your study efforts. How does Trichotillomania affect your life as a student, from both academic and social points of view?
  • Please include the following details in your application: full name, address, tel. number, email, and the College or University you’re attending or planning to attend.
  • Please submit your application via email, to:, and state “scholarship application” in the subject.
  • There are two application deadlines: December 21st 2016 and June 21st 2016 (no applications will be considered after the last deadline).
  • TrichStop staff will select a winning application and award the funds one month after each deadline (by January 21st 2016, and July 21st 2016, respectively).
  • We will publish the winning essay on our blog, and via our social media channels. We understand and care for your privacy. Winning applicants may remain anonymous, if they wish.

Application requirements

Applicants must fit the following requirements:

  • Must be a current University or College student in the U.S., or planning to enroll. The scholarship funds may be used exclusively to cover tuition expenses (either for tuition or for other expenses such as registration fees).
  • Must be diagnosed with Trichotillomania.
  • At least 18 years old.


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