July’s ABMP $5,000 Scholarship Recipient Announced

Massage Therapy student displays a trifold board in a classroom.

The July recipient of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) $5,000 Monthly Student Scholarship is Ariel Burke from the Kneaded Energy School of Massage in North Carolina. We wanted to share a little bit of Ariel’s story.

ABMP: Why are you attending massage school?

Massage Therapy student Ariel Burke wears a mask and a sign displaying Ariel and a heart.Ariel: This is an easy one. I really like to help people and massage therapy helps a lot of people lead better lives and increases their longevity. Massage therapy helps restore clients to a more relaxed and feel-good state, which improves their overall health.

ABMP: What is your career focus?

Ariel: Eventually, with some experience, I will advance my knowledge to more specialized treatments and more specific areas or specialties of massage therapy. This will allow me to do more personalized treatments for the clients.

ABMP: What does winning the scholarship mean to you?

Ariel: Honestly, it has thrown me aback. I never expected to win anything in my life. So, winning this is a blessing for sure that will help me offset the expense of the cost of school so that I can remain focused. 

Congratulations, Ariel!

One lucky participant will be randomly selected for the $5,000 scholarship each month. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in an entry-level massage program and sign up for free ABMP membership at abmp.com/students! Current ABMP Student members are automatically entered to win.

Learn more about the ABMP Student Scholarship

Related Resources

ABMP Exam Coach Plus: MBLEx Practice Tests and Study Guide 

Massage Therapy Resources for Students from ABMP



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