Scholarships & Awards – Michigan Only

$2,000 GRAND PRIZE COURAGEOUS PERSUADERS AWARD DANGERS OF UNDERAGE DRINKING

      The Grand Prize-winning commercial will be seen on television! Prior to airing, the student or team that produced the commercial will have an opportunity to have a hands-on experience by working with video editing/production professionals to upgrade the commercial for broadcasting. The winning team will also receive a $2,000 scholarship provided by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) Education Foundation.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL - COURAGEOUS LEADER AWARD

The Courageous Leader Award is presented to a teacher or community leader that made a major contribution to the Courageous Persuaders program. The Wall Street Journal is America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation with more than 2.2 million customers. In recent years, the Journal has expanded its core content to include coverage of the arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and personal health; building on its heritage as the leading source of business and financial news. Published by Dow Jones, one of the world’s largest news gathering operations with nearly 2,000 journalists in more than 80 bureaus, The Wall Street Journal now spans 12 editions in nine languages, engaging readers across newspapers, websites, magazines, social media, and video. The Wall Street Journal holds 35 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism.
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$1,500 1ST PLACE COURAGEOUS PERSUADERS AWARD-DANGERS OF UNDERAGE DRINKING

The first place award is provided by the DADA Education Foundation. These videos are viewed and judged on their persuasiveness by volunteer middle school classrooms nationwide.

$1,500 1ST PLACE COURAGEOUS PERSUADERS AWARD-DANGERS OF TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

The first place award is provided by the DADA Education Foundation. These videos are viewed and judged on their persuasiveness by volunteer middle school classrooms nationwide.

$1,500 LINDSEY RENEE CIANCIOLO FAMILY - MEMORIAL FUND AWARD

The Lindsey Renee Cianciolo Family Memorial Fund began sponsoring two $1,500 Michigan scholarships in 2007. The scholarships are financed by Lindsey’s father, Michael, and her sisters, Allie and Mary Cianciolo. Lindsey died on January 5, 2005 at the age of 20 in a motor vehicle accident which was largely caused by underage drinking. In addition to honoring Lindsey’s memory, the Lindsey Renee Cianciolo Family Memorial Award rewards students taking the initiative to publicly denounce underage drinking, and recognizes the winners for the strength and courage they exhibit in this endeavor so that fewer lives will be lost in the future.

$1,500 FRIENDS OF LINDSEY RENEE CIANCIOLO - MEMORIAL FUND AWARD

The Friends of Lindsey Renee Cianciolo Memorial Fund has contributed several state and national scholarships since 2007. The law firm of Hickey, Cianciolo, Finn & Atkins, P.C., was the first contributor to the Friends of Lindsey Renee Cianciolo Memorial Fund and hopes to continue supporting Courageous Persuaders for many years to come in this important endeavor. Individual contributions to the Friends of Lindsey Renee Cianciolo Memorial Fund will help fund future state and national scholarships.

$750 2ND PLACE COURAGEOUS PERSUADERS AWARD-DANGERS OF UNDERAGE DRINKING

  The second place award is provided by the DADA Education Foundation. These videos are viewed and judged on their persuasiveness by volunteer middle school classrooms nationwide.

$750 2ND PLACE COURAGEOUS PERSUADERS AWARD-DANGERS OF TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

  The second place award is provided by the DADA Education Foundation. These videos are viewed and judged on their persuasiveness by volunteer middle school classrooms nationwide.

$250 3RD PLACE COURAGEOUS PERSUADERS AWARD DANGERS OF UNDERAGE DRINKING

The third place award is provided by the DADA Education Foundation. These videos are viewed and judged on their persuasiveness by volunteer middle school classrooms nationwide.

$250 3RD PLACE COURAGEOUS PERSUADERS AWARD DANGERS OF TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

The third place award is provided by the DADA Education Foundation. These videos are viewed and judged on their persuasiveness by volunteer middle school classrooms nationwide.