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

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.

QuoteWizard Safe Driver Scholarship
Sponsor: QuoteWizard
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2020
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.

TeenDrive365 Video Challenge
Sponsor: Discovery Education
Amount: Up to $15,000
Closing Date: February 26, 2020
Description: Challenge is open to legal U.S. residents who are at least 13 years of age and are enrolled in grades 9-12 at a public, private or parochial school in the United States. Student must create a 30-60 second video that demonstrates the importance of safe teen driving.

Arizona Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Goldberg & Osborne
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students in Arizona. Applicant must fill out a form pledging they will not text and drive.

Project Yellow Light Scholarship Competition – Billboard
Sponsor: Advertising Council
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2020
Description: Competition is open to high school juniors and seniors and current undergraduate students. Applicant must design a billboard advertisement to warn their peers of the dangers of texting and driving.

Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship
Sponsor: Attorney Stewart J. Guss
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to aspiring and current college students. Applicant must submit an infographic on common causes of truck accidents.

Create Real Impact Contest
Sponsor: Impact Teen Drivers
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: March 19, 2020
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 of age. Student must submit an original work (video, music, creative writing, or artwork) showcasing their idea for a solution to the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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