Encore Protection is proud to present our Victims of Drunk Driving Scholarship, worth $1,000. Intoxicated driving is one of the biggest — and deadliest — problems on America’s roadways. On average, drunk driving claims 28 lives a day; that’s more than one per hour. Annually, about a third of all motor vehicle deaths can be attributed to alcohol use. Police arrest about 1.1 million drivers annually who are driving impaired, but that’s only 1 percent of the 121 million adults who report driving under some level of intoxication.
With so many drunk drivers on the road, there’s a good chance you or someone you know has been involved in an alcohol-related accident. In fact, it’s estimated that two-thirds of all drivers will be involved in an alcohol-related wreck in their lifetime.
Here at Encore Protection, we know how devastating a drunk driving accident can be. Victims may find themselves permanently injured, affecting their performance at school or work. Families who are affected may find it difficult to pay for their student’s education on top of medical, rehabilitation and other bills. We want to help those affected by a drunk driving accident lead a successful life by easing at least some of the financial burden of college.
Read the story of our 2018 recipient, Gillian Pritchett: here.
Please submit your application by May 31, 2020.
In order to qualify for the Encore Protection Victims of Drunk Driving Scholarship, applicants must be:
- The victim of a drunk driving accident;
- The child or dependent of a victim of a drunk driving accident; OR
- The spouse of a victim of a drunk driving accident.
In addition, applicants must:
- Be currently attending or have been accepted to an accredited college or university
- Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
To apply, please submit your transcript and essay through our form below.
Please submit a 500 to 1,000 word essay on ONE of these topics:
- How has a drunk driving accident impacted your life?
- In what ways have you worked to bring awareness to drinking and driving in your school or community?
- How do you plan to use the Encore Protection Drunk Driving Prevention Scholarship to bring awareness to the dangers of drinking and driving?
- Do you believe drunk driving laws in your state are strict enough? What changes would you make?
Terms and Conditions
Scholarship open to all students in the United States. Applicant must be a student at an accredited college or university, or be accepted to begin classes at an accredited college or university within 6 months of application. All funds will be dispersed to scholarship recipient’s school within 30 days of being announced as the winner. Scholarship winner is determined solely by our selection committee. All decisions of the selection committee are final.
We will not sell, share, or distribute the information you submit with your scholarship application to any third parties. The information you submit will be used only for determining the scholarship recipient and deleted after the selection period.
The winner of the Encore Protection Victims of Drunk Driving Scholarship will be determined by a selection committee set up by Encore Protection. Said selection will in no way be influenced by gender, race, national origin, sexual preference or any criteria other than the meeting of the application requirements and our committees evaluation of the essay attached with the application.