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.

$1,500 Easy Scholarship: Give a Friend a Digital Road Safety Card
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: You could win an easy $1,500 scholarship by sharing a digital card to help a friend stay safe on the road. About 6 out of 10 teen crashes involve distracted driving, but 81% of people say they’d be less likely to drive distracted if their close friends and family encouraged them not to. Take our Road Safety quiz to receive a customized digital road safety card (or one you can print). Then share the card with a friend to keep them safe while traveling to your favorite spots together when this is over. You’ll protect your friends *and* enter for a chance at a $1,500 scholarship. Win-win!

Ankin Law Office Scholarship
Sponsor: Ankin Law Office
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate, law school, and graduate school students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to Uber and Lyft.

Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship
Sponsor: Christensen Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students in the United States who are pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Law School Scholarship
Sponsor: Miller & Zois, LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to first-year law students enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S. In the event of a tie, preference will be given to students with a connection to the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Steinberg, Goodman, and Kalish Annual Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: Steinberg, Goodman, and Kalish
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs during fall 2020. Applicant must submit an essay on methods to reduce crashes and injuries among young drivers.

Strom & Associates Annual Military Scholarship
Sponsor: Strom & Associates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to military veterans of the United States Armed Forces and immediate family members (parents, children, and grandchildren) who will be enrolled in an accredited community college, two- or four-year university, trade or vocational school or graduate school in the fall. 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, 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.

First Step Scholarship
Sponsor: Sutliff & Stout
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who will be attending college during the fall. Applicant must submit an essay on distracted driving habits.

Driver Education Initiative Award
Sponsor: National Driving and Traffic School
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and college freshmen. Applicant must submit an essay on many given topics related to safe driving.

Robert J. DeBry Scholarship
Sponsor: Robert J. DeBry & Associates
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: August 15, 2020
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.

Arizona Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Goldberg & Osborne
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students in Arizona. Applicant must fill out a form pledging they will not text and drive.

Injury Scholarship
Sponsor: The May Firm
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2020
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.

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.

Robert J. DeBry Scholarship
Sponsor: Robert J. DeBry & Associates
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 15, 2020
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, 2020
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, 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.

Advocates Law Scholarship
Sponsor: The Advocates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2021
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.

Texting and Driving Prevention Scholarship
Sponsor: Hodge & Langley Law Firm
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 10, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Kelsey’s Law Scholarship
Sponsor: Michigan Auto Law
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to 11th and 12th grade students (class of 2021 and 2022) attending any public or private Michigan high schools and have a valid Michigan driver’s license. Applicant must submit a video, graphic, or Tweet that resonates with teens and influences their driving behavior (reduce distracted driving).

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