Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, Florida personal injury attorneys, are offering a Distracted Driving scholarship to a high school senior or college student who writes a winning essay in their Scholarship Essay Contest.
Please note that this scholarship is offered on an annual basis for both the fall and spring semesters.
Students will be required to write an essay on the topic of distracted driving. Our desire is to help students with their educational goals while also raising awareness about the important issue of distracted driving.
The deadline for submitting an essay for the current scholarship is July 31st, 2018, and the winner will be selected on August 15th, 2018. Carefully read the contest rules below and be sure to submit all required documents and images before the deadline in order to take advantage of this exciting opportunity.
There will be one scholarship awarded to a winning essay in the amount of $1,500. The winner of the scholarship contest will receive a check from Abrahamson & Uiterwyk. The award money must be used to pay for tuition and/or expenses related to school.
The following are required for eligibility. You must be:
- A resident of the United States.
- A current high school senior OR a current college student.
You must also:
- Show that you have read and understand the contest rules by signing the application form and sending us a scanned copy with your signature.
- Include your original essay (only one essay per student is allowed) including any supporting and required documentation.
- Create a YouTube video of yourself describing what it would mean for you to win the Abrahamson & Uiterwyk distracted driving scholarship, with a link to this page in your video’s description.
- Create a Facebook post on your personal account describing what it would mean to win the scholarship, and link to this page in the post.
Include links to both the YouTube video and the Facebook post within your application submission.
Please submit your application form and essay by email to: Scholarship@theinjurylawyers.com by the deadline of July 31st, 2017. Please use “Scholarship Essay Contest” in the subject line of your email. All documents should be scanned and sent to the above email. No applications will be accepted through postal mail.
Essay Length / Limit
The essay must be at least 500 words and no longer than 750 words. Only one essay per student is allowed to be entered.
You must create a “Distracted Driving Family Plan” within which you address the safety of your family by proactively committing to a plan that avoids the occurrence(s) of distracted driving by you and the members of your family.
Your essay should encompass the concept of Distracted Driving by formulating a plan for you and your family to commit to, with respect to addressing this troubling trend on our roads, including:
- Explain what distracted driving is. (For example, is it just texting, talking on the phone, or is it more than that?)
- Tell us about any time that you have personally experienced distracted driving. (Do you text or talk on a cell phone while driving or do your friends and family members? What do you do if you are with someone who is driving while distracted?)
- What suggestions would you make to encourage your family to avoid distracted driving?
- Please give examples of any surveys, studies, statistics, or stories in the news that support your points.
Your application form should be submitted to: Scholarship@theinjurylawyers.com by the deadline of July 31st, 2017. The essays will be judged based on originality, style, grammar, and accuracy. Judges will look for essays that are original and easy to understand as well as being organized in a logical manner that is supported with evidence. The winner will be selected on August 15th, 2017.
You may email Scholarship@theinjurylawyers.com if you have additional questions.
Please remember to Complete the Application form.
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