D.A.R.E. America National Scholarship Award

The D.A.R.E. America Board of Directors is pleased to offer $20,000 scholarship to recognize academic excellence and reward students who remain true to the goals of the D.A.R.E. program. The scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified 12th grade student to attend the university or college of their choice. The selected student will be required to sign a letter of award and agreement.

The D.A.R.E. Mission is to teaching students good decision-making skills to help those lead safe and healthy lives.


The requirements for eligibility are as follows:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have completed junior year of high school at time of application
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must not be related to a current D.A.R.E. officer/administrator
  • Must apply only to an accredited institution (4 years) in the U.S.
  • Must lead a lifestyle consistent with the goals and objectives of D.A.R.E.
  • Must be a member of the D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can download the scholarship application form and scholarship tracking form through the given link:


Supporting Documents:

  • An essay, 500-word maximum, addressing the topic “D.A.R.E.: How it has impacted my life, how I will use these skills to contribute to society.”
  • Written summary documenting academic achievements and extracurricular activities that reflect the spirit and goals of D.A.R.E.
  • Written summary documenting current role with the Youth Advisory Board
  • Official sealed transcript of grades and scholastic scores
  • A letter of recommendation from a school administrator/educator
  • A letter of recommendation for outstanding achievement in community service from a source other than school administrators/educators or law enforcement officials

Submitting Details:

Complete application packet can be submitted to:

D.A.R.E. America

Attn: YAB Scholarship

9800 La Cienega Blvd, Suite 401

Inglewood, CA 90301 (800) 223-3273

Award Amount:

The foundation is offering a $20,000 scholarship to the winning students.

Application Deadline:

The application packet must be submitted no later than April 15, 2016.

Link for More Information:


Contact Information:

Questions regarding the scholarship application should be directed to Jacqueline Ho at (800) 223-3273 ext. 235 or jacqueline.ho-at-dare.org.

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