Essay Scholarships for Students

Submit An Essay For A Chance At A $500 College Scholarship

We are excited to award two $500 college scholarships every year (one scholarship in the fall and one in the spring) to students who are enrolling in secondary education in their next semester of education!

Who is eligible?

This scholarship will be available to any U.S. resident who will be enrolling in college courses in their next semester. This is open to all majors of study. Please see "Other Rules and Regulations" for more information.

Here's How to Apply

Write an essay with 500 words or less on one of the following subjects:

  • How staying away from alcohol and drugs has had a positive effect on your life
  • How to avoid peer pressure to drink/use drugs
  • Your personal story of resilience and recovery from a drug or alcohol problem
  • Why living a sober life is important to you
  • Creative alternatives to having alcohol/drugs at parties
  • How abstaining from alcohol/drugs relates to your field of study (get creative!)

  • You can be informative, inspirational, educational, humorous, or use whatever tone you'd like. We will choose winners biased off of creativity and content. You must use correct punctuation and grammar. The article you submit must be your own work. You can cite sources, but please no long quotes over two sentences. We want to hear your own thoughts, experiences, and ideas!

    Save your article in a PDF file and submit it to us using the form at the bottom of this page before midnight EST on the appropriate deadline.

    Deadlines

    Two scholarships will be awarded each year. One will be awarded in the Spring and the other in the Fall. These are one-time use scholarships and are not recurring. Here are the deadlines:

    SPRING SEMESTER: Deadline to submit - April 1 | Winners announced - May 1

    FALL SEMESTER: Deadline to submit - October 1 | Winners announced - November

    Why Are We Offering This?

    At 12 Keys, we help our clients every day recover from the grips of addiction, but we also strive to educate the community on the dangers and risks of drugs and alcohol. We would like to reward students with a scholarship who share this value and refrain from the use of alcohol and drugs. We also value continued education and want to make sure students can afford to go to the college or university of their choice. We believe that YOU are the future and can do great things, so we would love to help you along the way.

    Other Rules and Regulations

    Scholarships will be awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis. Each scholarship is non-renewable. One entry per student, per semester. Winners will be notified at the email address they submitted with their essay. 12 Keys reserves the right to use your submitted essays on their website, blog, or any other marketing materials, regardless of if it has won the scholarship or not. Students must show proof of enrolment to receive scholarship payment. Student's school must be located in the United States of America. Payment will be made directly to the school, unless school procedures state otherwise. Payment must be used for the upcoming semester's tuition. Payment must be used by the student who submitted the essay and cannot be transferred to any other person or entity.

    Don't wait... Get started on your essay today!







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