1. Who can apply?
Undergraduate university students or high school seniors attending an accredited school in the US, between the ages of 18 to 30. Open to all majors & backgrounds. We require a GPA of 3.0 (B average) or higher. We also strongly encourage those who may have been affected (themselves, a family member or friend) by some form of traffic accident or driving negligence to apply for this scholarship. To learn more about us, simply visit this page.
2. When is the deadline?
Applications are open from Sept 15th 2017 to June 15th 2018. The scholarship winner will be announced by or before July 15th, 2018. This scholarship is designed to cover the 2018-2019 academic year.
3. How much is the scholarship?
You will be awarded one scholarship of $1,200 towards your education. Prize winners are not allowed to win more than once, however we strongly encourage you to refer this program to your peers. We will also feature you in our summer blog post, after the prize is awarded.
4. What is the purpose of this scholarship?
To encourage young adults to drive responsibly as soon as possible. Distracted driving is a terrible problem, countless articles can be found discussing this issue. An article from nwmissourinews.com stated that "1.3 million car accidents, or 23 percent of all car accidents, involved cell phones". Its a big challenge and we hope you will help us support this issue, as traffic safety is critical.
5. Are there other requirements?
Once you win the scholarship, you will have to pledge to abstain from from (a) texting and driving & (b) eating food as a driver. This will be in effect for the entire academic year. Should you be found to have broken the pledge, we will withhold our support & remove your feature.
6. How to apply?
Submit your interest by completing the form on this page & paste your writing piece. If you have problems placing the essay on this form, you may include a link to download it from Dropbox.
7. Please write an essay about one of the topic:
- - How would you improve the flow of traffic in order to reduce congestion across North America. What would you do?
- - Do you think traffic & speeding tickets have a positive effect on driving behaviors or is this simply to generate revenues?
- - What will be the impact of autonomous cars for road safety?