The Nation's Premier Youth Health & Safety Organization
The Nation's Premier Youth Health & Safety Organization


SADD National College Scholarships

SADD is proud to make available ten scholarships, each in the amount of $500, to SADD students enrolled or committed to enroll full-time in an accredited 2-year or 4-year college and who demonstrate a commitment to SADD’s mission of promoting safe and healthy lifestyles. The scholarships will be awarded on merit and may be paid either directly to the school or to the applicant.

All applications will be reviewed by an impartial committee comprised of members of the SADD National staff and the SADD National Student Leadership Council. The decision of the committee will be final. Winners will be announced at the SADD National Conference June 25-June 28, 2017, in Tampa, FL.  Applicants need not be present to win.  Following the selection process, an email notification will be sent to all applicants.


The applicant must be:

  • Entering his or her freshman year of college in Fall 2017
  • Enrolled or committed to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university (two- or four-year program) during the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Dedicated to living the SADD lifestyle (i.e., safe and substance-free under 21)
  • A legal resident of the United States
  • Participating in a currently-registered SADD chapter (All chapters must register each school year – if your chapter doesn’t have a Certificate of Chapter Recognition dated August 1, 2016 or later, your chapter must register with us prior to submitting a scholarship application.)  Register here
    If you have any questions about your chapter’s registration status, please contact Rick Birt at SADD national office at 508-481-3568x
    248 or rbirt@sadd.org

Application checklist

  • Application Form
  • Two Applicant Recommendations (typed and electronic submissions preferred)
  • Completed by SADD advisors, teachers, clergy, supervisors, or employers (someone other than a family member)
  • Personal Statement about your commitment to SADD
  • Activity Summary

Application Instructions:

  • Download the application and recommendation forms by clicking here: 2017 College Scholarship – Final Type directly into the application on your computer, and save it with your name in the document title.
  • Email the recommendation form to the two people who will be recommending you.  Ask them to type directly into the application on their computer, save it, and email it back to you.  If possible, copy and paste the two recommendations into your application at the bottom so you’re only submitting one electronic file.
  • Applicants must submit one electronic copy via email to lkobelt@sadd.org no later than 11:59 P.M. EST, Friday, May 5, 2017.  In the alternative, applicants may send one original and one photocopy of the entire application by mail postmarked no later than Friday, May 5, 2017.  Electronic submission is preferred.
  • All elements of the application must be attached to one email or mailed in one envelope.
  • Extra materials will not be considered.

All guidelines must be met to be considered for the scholarship.


  • The scholarship money may be paid directly to the applicant or sent to the school on the applicant’s behalf.
  • The scholarship may not be deferred or renewed.
  • Award winners will be required to provide proof of matriculation and appropriate identification information upon award notification.
  • Award winners must agree to provide a high resolution head and shoulders photo and participate in limited publicity initiatives by SADD.


  • All application materials should be sent to the SADD national office via email to lkobelt@sadd.org and received no later than 11:59 P.M. EST, Friday, May 5, 2017, or mailed to the address below and postmarked by Friday, May 5, 2017.

SADD College Scholarship
201 Boston Post Road W, Ste 202
Marlborough, MA 01752


Email lkobelt@sadd.org or call 419-618-1708.