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!

Arizona Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Goldberg & Osborne
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students in Arizona. Applicant must fill out a form pledging they will not text and drive.

Kelsey’s Law Scholarship
Sponsor: Michigan Auto Law
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to 11th and 12th grade students (class of 2019 and 2020) 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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be attending a college or university in 2019. 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, 2019
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.

Create Real Impact Contest
Sponsor: Impact Teen Drivers
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: October 5, 2019
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.

Text Free for Tita Bi-Annual Scholarship
Sponsor: Patterson Law Group
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Texas full-time students, entering or attending an accredited university or law school in the United States with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit a video, short writing (three paragraphs or less) or poem, or photo or graphic on a subject related to reducing the number of truck accidents due to distracted driving in Texas.

Advocates Law Scholarship
Sponsor: The Advocates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to 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: January 31, 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.

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