Circle of Friends Scholarship


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As a Center of Healing, Live Right Wellness has been on the journey of healing with a special family who lost their daughter at the age of 18 in 2016 to hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH).  

On December 3rd, 2016, a small group of friends came to Live Right Wellness with the intention of holding a prayer vigil for their dear friend, Vanessa.  She had fallen ill and had been fighting HLH for a week. As the children arrived at the studio, one of the parents received the unexpected phone call of Vanessa’s passing moments before their arrival.  Our prayer circle, in that moment, became a grieving circle. In such deep and tragic loss, this moment defined the true mission of Live Right Wellness. We became a center of healing. It became our our purpose to be fully present for those in need, whether it be from an emotional, mental or physical place of healing. Through the loss of this beautiful child, we stepped forward and formed a circle of friendship….we began building our community from this small group of friends. Vanessa reminds us that life, no matter how brief, is immeasurable and we are here to make it count. We are here to make a difference. Vanessa and her circle of friends have made that immeasurable difference in our lives here at LRW.

The Circle of Friends Scholarship Fund was started to honor the life of Vanessa Carbone and is dedicated to lifting up those who wish to pursue a life in the healing arts and may not otherwise have the means to access the training they need.


High School Seniors

Must have a demonstrated intention to pursue a career in holistic health and healing and be at least 17 years of age.

Must demonstrate through essay, how any non-holistic health career choice or major relates to the integration of the healing arts within their profession and how they plan to do so.

  • This includes any professional practice which assists students and clients in caring for themselves; mind, body, spirit. These may include but are not limited to: Chiropractics, Osteopathy, Naturopathic Medicine, Herbalism, Yoga Teacher Training, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Massage Therapy, Teachers/Instructors, Practitioners, All Medical Field Practitoners, Ayurveda, Cosmetology, Energy Healing, and Fitness Training.

Current Healing Arts Professionals

May be a practitioner in the healing arts seeking to gain additional skills or CEUs.

How to Apply

Step 1: Submit an essay of 555 words (or more) by email to with the subject line “Circle of Friends Scholarship”. Select any one of these 5 prompts and indicate which prompt you have selected at the top of your essay.

  1. Tell us about a moment that changed your life, sent you in a different direction, altered your perspective, or changed the way you thought about yourself.

  2. Complete this sentence: “If I could change the world…”

  3. Tell us what matters most to you. This could be a person, a place, an idea or a value.

  4. We all have challenging moments in life. Tell us about one of yours and what you learned from it.

  5. What is the place that makes you feel most joyful and why?

Step 2: Submit application form. Use this form if you are a high school senior. Use this form if you are currently a practitioner in the healing arts.

The Circle of Friends Scholarship Fund committee will review applications year round as they are submitted and will notify applicants of their decision within one month of submission.

Award amounts may vary depending on the needs of the applicant and the price of the program to which they are applying.