Alcohol Addiction Awareness Essay Contest

Last Updated: November 19, 2019 is proud to award $6,000 in scholarships each year to three students, who share their vision on the dangers of alcohol abuse and addiction.

Essay Contest Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • Enrolled full-time in a U.S. institution for graduate or undergraduate programs. (U.S. territories are excluded)
  • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolee
  • At least 18 years old

Applicants may not be:

  • Owners, volunteers, their children, and grandchildren
  • DACA students
  • International students
  • Temporary residents

Only one (1) submission per student is allowed.

Description and Guidelines

If you are concerned with the effects of alcohol abuse and addiction and want to help raise awareness of its dangers, we encourage you to share your vision and have a chance to win money to cover your educational expenses.

The submitted essays must not exceed 1,200 words and should answer the following questions:

• How alcohol abuse and addiction affects modern society?
• What steps can be taken to decrease the impact of alcohol abuse and addictions on people and society?

The winning applicants will be determined based on the essay content, style, and originality. Judges are looking for logically organized and well-supported essays.

Next application period begins: July 13th, 2020

The application deadline is: October 12th, 2020

The winning applicants (spring 2019 semester) are:

1st Place:

Camilla Cortez — UC San Diego School of Medicine

2nd Place:

Robert Goldfield — Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University

3rd Place:

Serena Pitcher —West Virginia University School of Medicine



The winner of the second prize will receive the amount of $2,000

The winner of the first prize will receive the amount of $3,000


The winner of the third prize will receive the amount of $1,000

The scholarship awards may only be used to pay for college tuition and/or education-related expenses.

There are no costs associated with submitting an application for this scholarship.

How to Participate

  1. Read Rules and Regulations
  2. Download, print and fill in a Scholarship Contest Application Form
  3. Email your essay as well as a scanned copy of your completed application form to [email protected]

The winners will be notified by email and announced to the public within 30 days after the application deadline.

The Story

Drinking alcoholic beverages is an activity in which people have indulged since the dawn of man. People enjoy drinking to this very day, whether it’s at a special public occasion or in an intimate setting with a few close friends. However, drinking is an activity that can get out of hand and cause a variety of problems in the long run.

Alcohol is also considered as one of the most dangerous lethal drugs available today.

The truth is, there is a great number of very dangerous drugs out there such as heroin, cocaine, crystal meth and others that can easily lead to death. Furthermore, as dangerous and lethal as all of these drugs are, alcohol is also one of them.

Continually, alcoholism is a dire problem in today’s society that can lead to various diseases like cirrhosis of the liver, hepatic failure, wet brain syndrome, and many others. Additionally, alcoholism causes the user to act out, lose control, become violent at times and carry out irrational deeds that can have astoundingly negative ramifications.

The goal of this contest is to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol abuse and addictions and help motivate people struggling with alcohol abuse issues to reach out for help.[/box]

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