Why do people drink and drive despite knowing the risks?
We at the National Bartending School hope you can answer that question in an essay for our Drinking Responsibly Scholarship.
Since 1984, the National Bartending School has provided the tools students need to build a successful career in bartending. We hope prospective college and graduate students can take advantage of our $2,500 Drinking Responsibly Scholarship to build a successful academic career.
To qualify, you must be enrolled in an accredited college as an undergraduate student, a graduate student or intend to enroll at an accredited institution in the United States for the next academic year.
National Bartending School Believes in Drinking Responsibly
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drivers with a blood alcohol content that is above the legal limit who are involved in fatal crashes are more likely to have been previously convicted of drunk driving than drivers with no alcohol in their bloodstream during a crash.
The CDC also notes that young people with any level of alcohol in their system have a greater risk than older people of being involved in a motor vehicle crash.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 19% of the 2017 traffic fatalities affecting children under the age of 14 were caused by alcohol-impaired drivers. The NHTSA also reports that one person dies in a drunk-driving crash every 48 minutes.
At the National Bartending School, we educate our students on the importance of respecting alcohol and drinking responsibly. The NBS faculty hopes our Drinking Responsibly Scholarship will remind young drivers to stay sober when getting behind the wheel.
National Bartending School Spotlights Outstanding Young People
An academic article published by the American Journal of Epidemiology states that alcohol use could have cultural or individual ties to education. It further points out that increased education is associated with healthier drinking behaviors.
We hope to make a difference in our communities by spotlighting students who understand the importance of responsible drinking and the impact they can have on the attitudes of their peers as they improve awareness and encourage safe and healthy habits.
If you are an outstanding student, the National Bartending School Drinking Responsibly Scholarship may be right for you.
You must be a U.S. resident planning to pursue a post-secondary education. You must complete the scholarship application form on this website. You must also submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay on drunk driving. See additional essay instructions below.
The National Bartending School will create a committee to select the winning essay. The author of this essay will be featured on our website and also may be announced publicly as the $2,500 Drinking Responsibly Scholarship recipient.
We hope the $2,500 National Bartending School Drinking Responsibly Scholarship will assist you on your academic journey and serve as a reminder that you can promote responsible drinking among your peers.
The scholarship application and essay must be submitted by the deadline of June 15, 2020. For more information about the National Bartending School services or this scholarship, contact us by calling (213) 380-3200.
Drinking Responsibly Scholarship Application
The National Bartending School would like to learn about you and your interest in the Drinking Responsibly Scholarship. Please write a short informational paragraph about yourself, your academic goals, and how this scholarship can help you reach those goals. Your introductory paragraph will not be counted toward the word limit of your essay.
Write a 500- to 1,000-word essay that addresses the following questions:
- Why do you think people continue to engage in drunk driving despite knowing the risks?
- How can you personally address this issue with your peers?
The National Bartending School’s Drinking Responsibly Scholarship is open to U.S. residents planning to pursue a post-secondary education. In order to be eligible for this scholarship you must:
- Plan to enroll as an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college program in the Fall of 2020.
- Submit the application and your accompanying essay by June 15, 2020.
How To Apply
Apply to the National Bartending School Drinking Responsibly Scholarship by filling out the application form found on this page.
Terms and Conditions
Before applying, make sure to read our Drinking Responsibly Scholarship terms and conditions page.