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

Driver Education Initiative Award
Sponsor: National Driving and Traffic School
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Award I open to students currently enrolled in either high school, university or college as a full-time student during the 2020-2021 school year. Applicant must submit an essay on one of four given prompts related to being a safe and educated driver.

Stop Distracted Driving Scholarship
Sponsor: Kisling, Nestico & Redick
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to United States citizens and permanent residents who are accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university or graduate program within the United States. Applicant must submit an application and develop a plan that will persuade young adults from texting and driving.

CarBrain Scholarship
Sponsor: CarBrain
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be attending a college or university on a full-time basis for the 2020 school year. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to disruptive technology and how artificial intelligence could change the automotive industry in the next ten years.

Distracted Driving Scholarship
Sponsor: Colombo Law
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA who will attending an institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio or West Virginia. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Project Yellow Light Scholarship Competition – Radio
Sponsor: Advertising Council
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Competition is open to high school juniors and seniors and current undergraduate students. Applicant must create a radio recording of 20 second that discourages distracted driving.

Project Yellow Light Scholarship Competition – Video
Sponsor: Advertising Council
Amount: Up to $8,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Competition is open to high school juniors and seniors and current undergraduate students. Applicant must submit a video that encourages friends to avoid distracted driving.

Stop Texting & Driving Scholarship
Sponsor: Raybin & Weissman, P.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors, and full-time college students. Applicant must submit a 30 to 60 second video that convinces the scholarship provider that the applicant will not text and drive. There are three scholarships available: one scholarship will be awarded to a student who lives anywhere in the United States, one scholarship to a currently enrolled student in Davidson County, Tennessee, and one scholarships for a current student in the State of Tennessee.

Distracted Driving Essay Program
Sponsor: Morris King & Hodge
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: April 10, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Alabama high school seniors and college freshmen enrolled in an Alabama college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Sponsor: Barron Prize
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Award is open to students between the ages of eight and 18 years of age who are permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S. or Canada. Applicant must be currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months.

1-800-PAIN-FREE Scholarship
Sponsor: AICA Atlanta
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 17, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current and prospective students enrolled at an accredited U.S. university who is at least 18 years of age. Law and Medical students are encouraged to apply, but scholarship is open to all students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Lawyers Against Distracted Driving Scholarship
Sponsor: Law office of Kenneth E. Berger
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to South Carolina residents who will be attending a university or college in the United States during the Fall 2020 semester. Applicant must submit an essay on the dangers of distracted driving.

Kaplan Lawyers PC Legal Scholarship
Sponsor: Kaplan Lawyers PC
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who will be entering college in the fall. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Terry Bryant Scholarship
Sponsor: Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit a video, essay, or slideshow that addresses the dangers of drunk driving, underage driving, or distracted driving.

Texts=Wrecks Scholarship
Sponsor: GibsonSingleton PLLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 13, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students. Applicant must submit a short introduction and an essay on their good choices like choosing not to drive distracted or choosing not to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Defense Against Distracted Driving Scholarship
Sponsor: Javaheri & Yahoudai
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 29, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Comedy Defensive Driving Scholarship
Sponsor: Comedy Defensive Driving
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students. Applicant must take the pledge related to driving and design an advertisement against distracted driving.

DefensiveDriving.com Scholarship
Sponsor: DefensiveDriving.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students who are legal residents of the United States. Applicant must share who inspired them to go to college and further their education on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Distraction-Fee Driving PSA Scholarship
Sponsor: Distasio Law Firm
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Application must create a video warning fellow teen drivers against the dangers of using a cell phone while driving.

Auto Safety and Technology Scholarship
Sponsor: Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P.
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to accepted and current college students attending a four-year college or university with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay about whether technological advancements in motor vehicles have improved the safety of the driving public or created more distractions, and therefore, more risk.

Advocates Law Scholarship
Sponsor: The Advocates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students currently enrolled in an accredited institution located within the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on some of the problems we face on the roads and what law could be changed to make roads safer.

Idaho Advocates Scholarship
Sponsor: The Advocates Injury Attorneys
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current and prospective students enrolled in an accredited U.S. college. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Abrahamson & Uiterwyk
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to residents of the United States who are graduating high school seniors or current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Arizona Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Goldberg & Osborne
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students in Arizona. Applicant must fill out a form pledging they will not text and drive.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2020
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.

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