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.

Terry Bryant Scholarship
Sponsor: Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 1, 2021
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.

Advocates Law Scholarship
Sponsor: The Advocates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2021
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.

Defense Against Distracted Driving Scholarship
Sponsor: Javaheri & Yahoudai
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 30, 2021
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.

Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Abrahamson & Uiterwyk
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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.

Distraction-Free Driving PSA Scholarship
Sponsor: Distasio Law Firm
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 15, 2021
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.

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