's Gabe Jenks Memorial Scholarship-Have you been affected by substance abuse? Are you seeking a higher education? Then this scholarship might be for you! is devoted to helping individuals affected by substance use. We also believe that everyone should have a chance to receive higher education. We are excited to announce our scholarship program to honor both above commitments. Our first selectee Annee Grayson, inspired our organization to name our scholarship after her late brother Gabriel “Gabe” Jenks, who passed away due to fentanyl poisoning. We honor his memory through our commitment to helping those affected by substance use.

The Scholarship will award $1,000 to the winner. This will be distributed per your school’s financial aid policies.

To be eligible for our scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:
Be a full-time college or university student (individuals taking 12 credits – about four classes each semester).
Be at least 18 years old.
The Scholarship is an essay submission format. Individuals submit an essay in adherence to the guidelines below. The Team will review these essays, and the scholarship will be awarded to the best essay that meets all submission guidelines. This scholarship will be awarded annually with a different essay topic each year.
This year’s Scholarship essay will focus on personal experience and encourage individuals to share their stories about how drug and alcohol use has affected their lives. It will also call on applicants to share their viewpoints on why substance use has become so prevalent in the United States and what can be done to improve it.
Explain in as much detail as you are comfortable with how drug and alcohol use has affected your life. Substance use is far-reaching, so this is not solely for individuals who have struggled with drugs and alcohol personally. You may also explain how the substance use of those close to you has impacted your life. Conclude your essay with your personal viewpoints on how drug and alcohol use has become so prevalent in the United States, and share what you think should be done to improve it.
Essay Guidelines:
It must be an original essay.
Keep essay length between 1000-1500 words.
The essay must include personal experience, individual viewpoints on our nation’s drug epidemic, and one’s own ideas on how to make things better.
Judgment Criteria: Originality, Creativity, Relevancy, Completeness, Overall Quality
Submission Guidelines:
Please send all essays to along with your name and the College/University you attend.
Essays must be sent from your College / University email address.
Submission Deadline – July 1st 2024. awarded to the winner in August for Fall Semester.
Note on the use of AI:
We want to hear real stories and get unique viewpoints on this topic. Therefore, using AI to write any part of your essay will automatically disqualify you from consideration for this scholarship. We run all submissions through AI detection software to ensure a person writes the winning essay.

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