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.

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.

Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship
Sponsor: Christensen Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 2, 2021extended to July 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students in the United States who are pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited college or university. Applicant must creative an effective, compelling video to help prevent dangerous driving.

First Step Scholarship
Sponsor: Sutliff & Stout
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 30, 2021
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.

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.

Chaffin Luhana Anti-Distracted Driving Scholarship
Sponsor: Chaffin Luhana LLP
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students under the age of 25 who are residents of the Greater Pittsburgh area (including Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and Northern West Virginia). Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

QuoteWizard Safe Driver Scholarship
Sponsor: QuoteWizard
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in an accredited U.S. college in the fall. Applicant must submit an essay on the steps they are taking to set themselves up to financial success.

Driver Education Initiative Award
Sponsor: National Driving and Traffic School
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 1, 2021
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.

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.

Auto Safety and Technology Scholarship
Sponsor: Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P.
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to accepted and current college students attending a four-year college or university with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay about whether technological advancements in motor vehicles have improved the safety of the driving public or created more distractions, and therefore, more risk.

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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