Activism: Distracted Driving Scholarships

Distracted driving has become a big problem. Texting and driving is the probably the most common distracted driving activity, abut 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.

Stand Up to Distracted Driving Scholarship
Sponsor: Kanoski Bresney
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 8, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who will be attending college through the fall. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Text Free for Tita Bi-Annual Scholarship
Sponsor: Patterson Law Group
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2022
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.

Comedy Defensive Driving Scholarship
Sponsor: Comedy Defensive Driving
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
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.

Distracted Driving Scholarship
Sponsor: Javaheri & Yahoudai
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 1, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are residents of or attending college in California. 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: February 28, 2023
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.

Create Real Impact Contest
Sponsor: Impact Teen Drivers
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: April 27, 2023
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 (social media campaign, video, or graphic design) showcasing their idea for a solution to the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2023
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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