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Sean M. Cleary Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 1

Our $1,000 scholarship is intended to support one student who will help raise awareness on the deadly effects of teen DUI. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students in their pursuit of higher education. If you or someone you care about has had their life impacted by DUI, we want to hear your story.

In 2018, for every 100,000 Americans, 3.3 people were killed in DUI accidents. For every 100,000 Americans under the age of 21, 1.1 teens died in DUI crashes. The numbers are higher for Florida. The number of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities per 100k population was 3.3. (responsibility.org)

If a teen survives his or her first DUI and is arrested, the financial cost is staggering:

A) The cost of the annual auto insurance increases over the following years.

B) Those who have been detained are required to attend a DUI Program that also adds to the expenses.

C) Towing and storage fees can amount to more than $100/day.

D) He or she will have to pay fines, attorney fees, and DMV reinstatement fees.

A high school or college student charged with DUI will lose the driving license for a period, be on probation, and serve mandatory jail time. He or she may also face a disciplinary hearing at his/her high school or college.

We encourage you to apply to our scholarship program, online applications will be considered. Inspired by a personal story, tell us Why You Shouldn't Drink & Drive.

What happens and what are the consequences when you drive while under the influence?

Have you seen up close the consequences of a DUI offense?

What are some good ways to tell if you or someone else is too drunk to drive?

How can you stop a friend from driving while under the influence?

What are the ways you can get home safely after a party?

Is it safe to drive with a hangover?

Who do you think influences the alcohol use and misuse of young adults?

How does driving while under the influence affect the driver's family?

Does your high school have an alcohol prevention program in place?

Who May Apply?

A) U.S. citizens

B) High School Seniors and College Students

Required Documentation for the Scholarship Winner

A) One copy of Official High School Transcripts

B) Publicity/Liability Release

C) Copyright Assignment

D) A head-shot picture of the applicant in high-resolution (Your image will be used in the announcement made on the site if selected as the scholarship winner.)

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