Activism: Distracted Driving Scholarships

Distracted driving has become a big problem. Texting and driving is the probably the most common distracted driving activity, but there are other activities that can distract you while driving. Unfortunately, distracted driving causes traffic accidents all the time. If you have been affected by distracted driving or if you are passionate about people not being distracted by while driving, there are scholarships for you!

Kelsey’s Law Scholarship
Sponsor: Michigan Auto Law
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to 11th and 12th grade students (class of 2018 and 2019) attending any public or private Michigan high schools and have a valid Michigan driver’s license. Applicant must submit a video, graphic, or Tweet that resonates with teens and influences their driving behavior (reduce distracted driving).

Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Law Offices of Matthew J. Quinlan
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students 24 years of age or younger who are currently admitted or enrolled in a four-year college/university or graduate school. Applicant must submit an essay on texting and driving.

Injury Scholarship
Sponsor: The May Firm
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at a Community College or University. Applicant must submit an essay on what they think would really make drivers stop texting while driving.

QuoteWizard Safe Driver Scholarship
Sponsor: QuoteWizard
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently attending college who have a valid driver’s license. Applicant must build a social awareness campaign to reduce distracted driving.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students in grades 9-12 and current college or graduate school students. Applicant must complete a short form and share a 140-character statement explaining why they will not text and drive.

Goldberg & Osborne Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Goldberg & Osborne
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently attending college during the Fall 2018 semester. Applicant must pledge to not text and drive.

Create Real Impact Contest
Sponsor: Impact Teen Drivers
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: October 1, 2018
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years. Applicant must create an original work showcasing their idea for a solution or strategy to fix the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving.

Hasner Law Scholarship
Sponsor: Hasner Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a college or university in the United States during the 2018-2019 academic year who are undergraduate, graduate, or law students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Andrew Flusche, PLC
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who have been accepted into a college, university, or trade school and students who are currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school. Applicant must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) about avoiding distracted driving (e.g. cell phones, passengers, radio, etc.)

Robert J. DeBry Scholarship
Sponsor: Robert J. DeBry & Associates
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled college students in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on one of multiple topics related to causes of injuries, such as distracted driving, motorcycle accidents, drug injuries, wrongful deaths related to fire arms, driving under the influence, and pedestrian accidents.

Spread the Word on Safety Scholarship
Sponsor: Beyond Wellness Chiropractic Center P.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 6, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students with at least a 3.2 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a one of four given topics related to impaired or distracted driving.

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