Scholarship Information


Tri-Community Coalition
2014 Y.O.U Scholarship Contest


The mission of the Tri-Community Coalition is to work together to prevent substance abuse and related risky behavior and to promote a healthy community for our youth through education, partnerships and effective programming.

A $1,000 scholarship will be presented to a total of six students who are Berkley and Oak Park seniors and meet the following criteria:

·         Has made a commitment to be drug/alcohol free.

·         Has actively participated for at least one year in the Y.O.U. Chapter at their school.

·         Resides in Berkley, Oak Park, or Huntington Woods or attends schools in Berkley or Oak Park.

·         Must be a student with twelfth grade credits (verified by the high school contact person).

 The candidate shall complete the scholarship application and essay.  The requirements for the essay are:

·         3-5 pages, typed, double spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font

·         Choose one of the topics below.  Support the topic you choose with research and data. 

·         Identify what is currently being done to address the issue(s).

·                                       Describe your ideas for dealing with this issue(s).

The topics that you can write about are as follows (please choose one):

·         Youth participation in drug-free groups or programs.

·         Underage drinking and access to alcohol

·         Prescription drug abuse

·         Role of parents in preventing underage drug and alcohol use

·         Marijuana use among teens

The candidate shall obtain three letters of recommendation to submit with their application:

·         Two from non-related adults

·         One from a non-related peer.

The Tri-Community Coalition Scholarship Committee will decide the winners.

The Tri-Community Coalition Y.O.U. Scholarship will be presented by a TCC Board member at the 2014 Honors Convocation Nights at each school.

The recipient shall be invited to read their essay at the Tri-Community Coalition Golf Outing dinner on June 16, 2014.
The monetary sum of $1,000 will be awarded upon completion of the recipient’s senior year of high school and upon proof of registration/enrollment at a post high school educational/ vocational training institution.  A check will be made payable to student and their parent/guardian. 
Two signatures will be required to cash the check.


All Applications must be received on or before Friday, May 2, 2014

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