Courageous Persuaders Scholarship

There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

Over 10,000 young people die annually as a result of alcohol use.  If this statistic worries you and you love to make videos, this scholarship competition may provide an opportunity for you. High schoolers, create commercials to warn middle school students about the dangers of underage drinking.

Scholarship: Courageous Persuaders Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA)

Amount: Ranges from $250 to $3,500

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Eighteen

Eligible Students: Students may enter individually or as a part of team.

How to Apply: Create an original video commercial about the dangers of underage drinking and driving or texting while driving. All applicants must submit a work-cited page and official consent permission.

Deadline: February 9


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.