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2018 Intoxalock Scholarship Winner

2018 Intoxalock Scholarship Winner

As part of our ongoing effort in drunk driving prevention and education, Intoxalock is pleased to announce the 2018 winner of the Intoxalock Drunk Driving Prevention Scholarship. This year's winner will receive $3,000 towards educational expenses.

All applicants were asked to create an original 30 to 60 second Public Service Announcement (PSA) video on the dangers of drunk driving and prevention techniques including the role of ignition interlock devices in stopping drunk drivers.

We received numerous submissions that exemplified creativity, narrative storytelling, and effective messaging. Fifteen members of the Intoxalock Scholarship Review Panel reviewed each submission to determine our 2018 winner.

With that, we would like to congratulate Carlos Ramos (Florida International University) for winning our 2018 Drunk Driving Prevention Scholarship!

Watch his video below!

About Our 2018 Winner

Carlos is a Pre-Med undergraduate at Florida International University with a major in Biology. After sharing the great news with him about winning this scholarship, we asked him a few questions about his educational aspirations and why he applied for our scholarship:

Q: What would you like to do after college?

A: I would like to go to Medical School (no specific one) and finally become a doctor, later specializing in cardiology.

Q: How will this scholarship help your academic endeavors?

A: This scholarship will pay my college tuition for this semester. Thanks to this scholarship, I’m able to keep pursuing my most precious dream...studying.

Q: Why did you choose to apply for this Drunk Driving Prevention scholarship?

A: I chose this scholarship because I thought it was unique and creating a PSA was more fun and interesting than doing a regular essay.

Honorable Mentions

We want to thank everyone that submitted a video for this scholarship and would like to spotlight the talent of our other top submissions.

Here are some of our 2018 Honorable Mentions:


Connor Smith (Iowa State University)



Clare Flattery (University of Northern Iowa)

Alex Giebner (San Diego State University)


Elizabeth Hertzbert (Waukee High School)


Thank you once again to all of the applicants for taking the time to apply for this scholarship opportunity! We wish you all the best of luck with your future academic endeavors and promising futures!

2019 Scholarship Announcement

We are also happy to announce that we are now currently accepting submissions for our 2019 Scholarship. For more information on the rules and requirements, please visit our Drunk Driving Prevention Scholarship page!

If you know a student who would be interested in applying, please share our page with them!

Good luck to all 2019 applicants!

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