BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College is offering free addiction studies certifications to eligible students pursuing careers in addiction services in west central Indiana, paid for by the Duke Energy Foundation Scholarship. Qualifying students must have already completed at least a bachelor’s degree and work in Vigo, Clay, Gibson, Greene, Hendricks, Knox, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, or Vermillion County.

The Duke Energy Scholarship seeks to build a workforce pipeline to combat opioid addiction by providing financial support to bachelor’s degree holders wishing to enter the field. Recipients of the scholarship will have 100 percent of their tuition, books, and fees covered.

Individuals seeking professional licensure as a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) are encouraged to apply. Ivy Tech’s addiction studies certificate and technical certificate programs in human services contain the coursework required for qualification to take the LAC exam. 

For more information about eligibility and to apply for the Duke Energy Foundation Scholarship, visit Ivy Tech’s Become a Licensed Addictions Counselor webpage.

Ivy Tech classes start again on Jan. 13, 2020.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.