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!

Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Andrew Flusche, PLC
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 30, 2018
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.)

Car Accident Survivor Scholarship
Sponsor: Hawkins Spizman Kilgo
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 1, 2018
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.

Innovation Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C.
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: December 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors, and students currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year college or university in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to decreasing distractions with technology in motor vehicles.

Advance Prevention Lawsuit Legal Scholarship
Sponsor: Lawsuit Legal
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 5, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and students currently attending their first year of college with at least a 3.0 GPA who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicant must submit an essay and video giving a personal story sharing how reckless, drunk, impaired or distracted driving has impacted their lives.

Robert J. DeBry Scholarship
Sponsor: Robert J. DeBry & Associates
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 15, 2018
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.

Comedy Defensive Driving Scholarship
Sponsor: Comedy Defensive Driving
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2018
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.

Emroch & Kilduff, LLP Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Emroch & Kilduff
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in an accredited United States college or university during the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Spread the Word on Safety Scholarship
Sponsor: Beyond Wellness Chiropractic Center P.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 6, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students with at least a 3.2 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a one of four given topics related to impaired or distracted driving.

Injury Scholarship
Sponsor: The May Firm
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 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.

Arizona Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Goldberg & Osborne
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2019
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.

Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Law Offices of Matthew J. Quinlan
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 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.

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.

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