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

NSFW (Not Safe For Wheels): Answer Three Questions about Your Friend’s Habits to Save their Lifes on the Road
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: November 15, 2019
Description: Traffic deaths among young people are down almost 70% since the 70s. And getting reminders and tips from friends is one of the most effective ways to stay safe on the road. You could win an easy $2,500 scholarship just by sharing a guide to keep a friend safe on the road. It’s easy: think of a friend, answer three quick questions about their on-the-road habits, and you’ll receive a customized road safety guide for your friend. Share the guide online for the chance to save a life on the road *and* enter to win a $2,500 scholarship. (Plus, you could be selected for a free trip to the first-ever Road Safety Hackathon. Let’s Do This!)

Youth Forward Scholarship
Sponsor: National Driving and Traffic School
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school, university, or college as a full-time student. Applicant must submit an essay on given topics related to driver safety.

Car Accident Survivor Scholarship
Sponsor: Hawkins Spizman Kilgo
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled or have been accepted into an accredited college or university by Spring semester who have been injured in a car accident.

Robert J. DeBry Scholarship
Sponsor: Robert J. DeBry & Associates
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
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.

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.

Defense Against Distracted Driving Scholarship
Sponsor: Javaheri & Yahoudai
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 27, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students with at least a 3.0 GPA. 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: December 30, 2019
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.)

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.

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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