QuitDay.org Scholarship

Quitday.org awards $3,000 in scholarships each year to students who share their vision for a smoke-free world.

QuitDay.org Scholarship

Smoking has killed more people than every American war combined, and more than 10 times over. Many victims of tobacco addiction feel as though they are fighting a war themselves.

With the QuitDay.org Scholarship, we want to challenge current and prospective college students to share their story on how we can make the world smoke-free.

Scholarship Details and Awards

Every year, we select three winners in the essay contest. The winners will receive awards toward their tuition at their respective colleges and universities. The winning applicants for first, second and third place receive scholarships in the amounts of $2,000, $700 and $300, respectively. The scholarship awards may only be used to pay for college tuition and/or education-related expenses. There are no costs associated with submitting an application for this scholarship.

Scholarship Deadlines

QuitDay.org is currently  accepting scholarship applications. 

The application deadline is August 9, 2017, at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.  

Winners will be announced to the public no later than September 30, 2017.

Eligibility and Details

The QuitDay Scholarship essay contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18 years old or older. Applicants must be accepted to, or currently enrolled in a college or university located within the United States or in the District of Columbia.  Only one (1) submission per student is allowed.

To apply for the QuitDay.org Scholarship, all you need to do is share your vision for a smoke-free world. 

Applicants must submit a typed essay (1,000–1,500 words) answering the following questions:

  • Why do you see smoking as a problem for individuals and society?
  • What is the best way for society to overcome the issue of smoking, and why?
  • What would a smoke-free world look like, and how would it differ from the world today?
  • What message do you have for current smokers?

The essay must include the word count and be signed with a full name (both first and last name), along with the applicant’s email address, phone number and permanent address.

The winning applicants will be determined based on the essay content, style and originality. Judges are looking for logically organized and well-supported essays.

How to Apply

Winner Notification

  • The top three finalists, as selected by the judges, will be notified via email.
  • Winners will be announced to the public at QuitDay.org/scholarship as well as at facebook.com/quitday.org.
  • Adrian Rodriguez

    Is this scholarship for current high school seniors going to college in Fall 2017? Or will their be a separate entry for 2017 for Fall of 2017?