Beginning in 2023, DWI Tom intends to offer a $2,500 “What We Can Do to Prevent People From Driving Intoxicated in Our Communities?” Scholarship to rising and current college students. Students can submit essays between 500 and 1,000 words to the firm’s scholarship selection committee for a chance to win the firm’s financial support.
DWI Tom hopes that this scholarship encourages incoming and current college students to think critically about the dangers of drinking and driving. The firm intends to judge incoming scholarship essays on a student’s creativity and research as well as their suggestions’ actionability.
Students have until December 15, 2023, to submit their essays and other application materials through DWI Tom’s website. The firm cannot answer questions about the scholarship at this time but instead directs students and their parents toward the firm’s scholarship page for more information.
DWI Tom opens its “What We Can Do to Prevent People From Driving Intoxicated in Our Communities?” Scholarship to undergraduates and graduate students who:
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Are enrolled in or accepted at an accredited college, university, or graduate school in the United States
- Agree to the scholarship terms and conditions
- Submit the necessary application materials, including the aforementioned essay, proof of GPA, and proof of enrollment or acceptance
How Do I Apply?
Students who want to apply for the “What We Can Do to Prevent People From Driving Intoxicated in Our Communities?” Scholarship need to read through the scholarship’s eligibility requirements before writing an essay on the scholarship’s essay topic.
Once a student drafts and revises their essay, they can:
- Fill out the application form on this page
- Upload a copy of your unofficial transcript
- Upload a copy of your scholarship essay
- Submit proof of enrollment/acceptance to an accredited college/university/graduate school (Student ID, letter of acceptance, etc.)
Scholarship Essay Topic
DWI Tom wants rising and current college students to answer the question, “What can we do to prevent people from driving intoxicated in our communities?” The firm requests that students’ finished essays fall between 500 and 1,000 words.
While students aren’t required to answer any other questions beyond the initial prompts, the firm recommends that students consider the following:
- Why do people continue to drink and drive, despite knowing the dangers?
- Will a community that better understands the consequences of drinking and driving see fewer drinking and driving incidents?
- Are there communities that promote or encourage drinking and driving more than others?
- What tools, like rideshare services or free designated driver support programs, can communities use to reduce drinking and driving?
Students have until December 15, 2023, to submit their application through DWI Tom’s online portal. DWI Tom will not consider applications submitted after this deadline.
Once the firm closes its application period, the internal scholarship selection committee intends to read through each completed application. This process can take anywhere from one to three months, depending on the volume of applications the firm receives.
DWI Tom cannot answer phone calls, emails, or other communications asking questions about this scholarship prior to and after the closing of the scholarship application period. If the scholarship selection committee has questions about a student’s application, the firm will reach out to that student via phone or email.
Terms and Conditions
All applicants to this scholarship must meet the eligibility requirements as laid out on the scholarship application page, including:
- Applicant must be enrolled at a college, university, or graduate school
- Applicant must be at least 18 years old at the age of enrollment
- Applicant must have residency in the United States
- Applicant must be in good academic standing
- Applicant must submit some personal information, including name, contact information, and proof of enrollment.
- Applicant must author an original essay on the scholarship essay topic provided.
Anyone who meets the following conditions is NOT eligible to apply:
- Employees or children of employees of DWI Tom
- Past recipients of the “What We Can Do to Prevent People From Driving Intoxicated in Our Communities?” Scholarship
- Applicants who are unable/unwilling to be interviewed by a representative of DWI Tom if they were to be awarded a scholarship.
- Applicants who submit the same essay for multiple scholarships
Selection & Award Notification Process
Age, race, religion, gender, national origin, familial status, or other protected classes will have no influence on the committee’s decision.
Students that want DWI Tom’s scholarship committee to consider their applications must submit completed applications by the scholarship’s filing deadline, December 15, 2023. The firm will not consider incomplete applications or applications submitted after the scholarship deadline passes.
The firm will not answer emails, phone calls, or other forms of communication asking questions about the scholarship or a student’s application. Neither students nor their families should reach out to the firm after submitting a scholarship essay for updates on that application’s progress.
DWI Tom will only contact its scholarship recipient after choosing its winning essay. Applicants can keep an eye on DWI Tom’s blog for an announcement regarding the firm’s decision.
Once the scholarship winner accepts the firm’s financial support, the firm will reach out to the winner’s school of choice to arrange a transfer of funds. One of the firm’s representatives will request instructions for mailing at the time of the award.
Your personal information will not be given, sold, or distributed to third parties.
We reserve the right to use the winners’ names and photos in any announcement or communication related to the Scholarships, on DWI Tom’s website, in marketing materials, or in social media posts.
By submitting your application, you agree to our public use of your name and image.
DWI Tom’s “What We Can Do to Prevent People From Driving Intoxicated in Our Communities?” Scholarship debuts in 2023. The firm intends to post blog posts and press releases relating to the scholarship and its winners here at a future date.