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Notice:  Scholarship awards have been discontinued until further notice due to fewer donor contributions during the current recession.  Please continue to check here for notice of renewed scholarship award programs.

Eligibility: Fund allocations are limited to those individuals seeking to obtain their Certification as a Drug Abuse Counselor (DAC). California residents are considered first.  Scholarships are awarded to individuals who are presently attending or have been accepted to a school with a fully accredited AOD Program.  Applicants must be registered with one of the Certifying Organizations recognized by the State of California.  Applicants must take a minimum of 6 units per quarter.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Each applicant is considered on his or her merits, on a case-by-case objective and non-discriminatory basis. Commitment to sobriety, academic scores, community involvement and financial need are a major factor in determining scholarship awards.  Individuals convicted of violent felonies may be considered after serving their sentence and obtaining a Certificate of Rehabilitation from the State of California.   Awards are renewable on a quarterly / semester basis for up to two years of undergraduate study

Amounts:  Scholarship awards will be granted on a semester/quarterly basis for $500.00 per award to be applied toward tuition fees and/or textbooks.

To renew awards, students must reapply and demonstrate academic progress and continued sobriety. A minimum of 6 units per quarter must be completed with a grade point average of 3.0 or better to renew. Any evidence of drug use during term of scholarship award will eliminate possibility of future scholarship renewal.


New Applications will be available June 1, 2013 for submission by July 31, 2013.  Award recipients will be announced August 15, 2013 for classes beginning in Fall 2013.  This is the next available award date.

Other Information: Applications may be downloaded by clicking here or by inquiry at local colleges or junior colleges offering AOD programs or degrees.

                Fall 2010 Award:                         Fall 2009 Award:

Monica Walton

Lisa Knowles

Santa Rosa JC

Breining Institute

           Fall 2008 Award:                        Fall 2007 Award:

Allawna Woods

Catherine Woods-Peck

College of the Siskiyous

Palomar College

                                                   Fall 2006 Awards :  

Priscilla James

Sherice Norris

San Bernardino

Valley College

Cal State University Dominguez Hills

                                      Fall 2005 Awards :  

Lacee Gibbs

Linda Wilson-Guptill

Palomar College

UC Berkeley Extension

The Justin Foundation is proud to assist these amazing students in their work with the knowledge they are having and will continue to have an enormous positive impact upon the addiction recovery communtiy.


Fund Name: The Justin Foundation Scholarship Fund
Organization: The Justin Foundation
Contact: Cathie Smith
Address: 302 Windchime Drive, Danville, CA  94506
Telephone: 925-838-4951 / Fax: 925-838-4575
E-mail: csmith@thejustinfoundation.org

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