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Enhancing Road Safety Through Infrastructure Scholarship

Welcome to the Law Office of Michael D. Waks Scholarship. We believe that addressing road safety infrastructure is crucial in preventing car accidents and minimizing injuries. Through this scholarship, we invite applicants to explore the role of road design, signage, and traffic regulations in promoting safety for all road users. The scholarship offers a $1,000 award to the chosen applicant.

Applicants are required to submit an original essay of 750 words in length. The essay should analyze the importance of road design, signage, and traffic regulations in preventing car accidents and reducing injuries. Applicants should identify common hazards on the road, such as poorly designed intersections or inadequate pedestrian crossings, and propose improvements to enhance road safety for all users.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program, or community college in the United States.
  • High school students may apply if they have received acceptance to an accredited college or university.

To apply for the Law Office of Michael D. Waks Scholarship, applicants must submit the following documents via email to [email protected]

  • Original 750-word essay on the specified topic
  • Academic transcript reflecting cumulative GPA
  • Resume including contact details

The deadline for applying and all required documents is February 10, 2025. 

At the Law Office of Michael D. Waks, we understand the critical importance of road safety infrastructure in protecting lives on our streets. Through enhancing road design, signage, and traffic regulations, we strive to foster safer environments for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists alike.

The scholarship winner will be selected at the discretion of the Law Office of Michael D. Waks. By applying for this scholarship, you acknowledge that the submitted essay becomes the property of the Law Office of Michael D. Waks

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2023: Nathan Chan

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2023 Drunk Driving Prevention Scholarship

At Capaz Law Firm, we have seen firsthand the tragic effects that drunk driving has on individuals and families. Around one-third of all fatal car accidents in the United States involves a drunk driver. Despite public awareness campaigns about the dangers of this behavior, far too many people still choose to drive while intoxicated every single day.

As a personal injury lawyer, Dereck Capaz has witnessed the physical, emotional and financial consequences of drunk driving collisions. The pain of losing a loved one unexpectedly or suffering a catastrophic injury is difficult to put into words. He has dedicated his career to helping crash victims pursue the justice and compensation they need to make the fullest recovery possible.

To further encourage safe driving practices, attorney Dereck Capaz is offering an essay scholarship contest to students on the following topic:

What steps can young people take to prevent drunk driving, both for themselves and for their peers?

You can find the eligibility and application requirements below:

Who is eligible for the scholarship?

You are eligible to apply for this scholarship if you have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a college or university in the United States. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.

How do I apply?

To apply for the scholarship, please write a 500- to 700-word essay on the following topic:

Submit your essay to the email address [email protected] . In your submission email, please attach your résumé, including contact details, as well as proof of acceptance or enrollment in an accredited college or university. This could be an acceptance letter, for example.

What is the application deadline?

The application deadline is February 10, 2023. The winner will be chosen based on the aforementioned criteria and will be selected at the discretion of Capaz Law Firm.

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Beginning in 2023, DWI Tom intends to offer a $2,500 “What We Can Do to Prevent People From Driving Intoxicated in Our Communities?” Scholarship to rising and current college students. Students can submit essays between 500 and 1,000 words to the firm’s scholarship selection committee for a chance to win the firm’s financial support.

DWI Tom hopes that this scholarship encourages incoming and current college students to think critically about the dangers of drinking and driving. The firm intends to judge incoming scholarship essays on a student’s creativity and research as well as their suggestions’ actionability.

Students have until December 15, 2023 , to submit their essays and other application materials through DWI Tom’s website. The firm cannot answer questions about the scholarship at this time but instead directs students and their parents toward the firm’s scholarship page for more information.

DWI Tom opens its “What We Can Do to Prevent People From Driving Intoxicated in Our Communities?” Scholarship to undergraduates and graduate students who:

  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Are enrolled in or accepted at an accredited college, university, or graduate school in the United States
  • Agree to the scholarship terms and conditions 
  • Submit the necessary application materials, including the aforementioned essay, proof of GPA, and proof of enrollment or acceptance

Students who want to apply for the “What We Can Do to Prevent People From Driving Intoxicated in Our Communities?” Scholarship need to read through the scholarship’s eligibility requirements before writing an essay on the scholarship’s essay topic.

Once a student drafts and revises their essay, they can:

  • Fill out the application form on this page 
  • Upload a copy of your unofficial transcript
  • Upload a copy of your scholarship essay
  • Submit proof of enrollment/acceptance to an accredited college/university/graduate school (Student ID, letter of acceptance, etc.) 

DWI Tom wants rising and current college students to answer the question, “What can we do to prevent people from driving intoxicated in our communities?” The firm requests that students’ finished essays fall between 500 and 1,000 words.

While students aren’t required to answer any other questions beyond the initial prompts, the firm recommends that students consider the following:

  • Why do people continue to drink and drive, despite knowing the dangers?
  • Will a community that better understands the consequences of drinking and driving see fewer drinking and driving incidents?
  • Are there communities that promote or encourage drinking and driving more than others?
  • What tools, like rideshare services or free designated driver support programs, can communities use to reduce drinking and driving?

Students have until December 15, 2023 , to submit their application through DWI Tom’s online portal. DWI Tom will not consider applications submitted after this deadline.

Once the firm closes its application period, the internal scholarship selection committee intends to read through each completed application. This process can take anywhere from one to three months, depending on the volume of applications the firm receives.

DWI Tom cannot answer phone calls, emails, or other communications asking questions about this scholarship prior to and after the closing of the scholarship application period. If the scholarship selection committee has questions about a student’s application, the firm will reach out to that student via phone or email.

All applicants to this scholarship must meet the eligibility requirements as laid out on the scholarship application page, including: 

  • Applicant must be enrolled at a college, university, or graduate school
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old at the age of enrollment
  • Applicant must have residency in the United States
  • Applicant must be in good academic standing
  • Applicant must submit some personal information, including name, contact information, and proof of enrollment. 
  • Applicant must author an original essay on the scholarship essay topic provided. 

Anyone who meets the following conditions is NOT eligible to apply: 

  • Employees or children of employees of DWI Tom
  • Past recipients of the “What We Can Do to Prevent People From Driving Intoxicated in Our Communities?” Scholarship
  • Applicants who are unable/unwilling to be interviewed by a representative of DWI Tom if they were to be awarded a scholarship. 
  • Applicants who submit the same essay for multiple scholarships

Selection & Award Notification Process

Age, race, religion, gender, national origin, familial status, or other protected classes will have no influence on the committee’s decision.

Students that want DWI Tom’s scholarship committee to consider their applications must submit completed applications by the scholarship’s filing deadline, December 15, 2023 . The firm will not consider incomplete applications or applications submitted after the scholarship deadline passes.

The firm will not answer emails, phone calls, or other forms of communication asking questions about the scholarship or a student’s application. Neither students nor their families should reach out to the firm after submitting a scholarship essay for updates on that application’s progress.

DWI Tom will only contact its scholarship recipient after choosing its winning essay. Applicants can keep an eye on DWI Tom’s blog for an announcement regarding the firm’s decision.

Once the scholarship winner accepts the firm’s financial support, the firm will reach out to the winner’s school of choice to arrange a transfer of funds. One of the firm’s representatives will request instructions for mailing at the time of the award.

Your personal information will not be given, sold, or distributed to third parties. 

We reserve the right to use the winners’ names and photos in any announcement or communication related to the Scholarships, on DWI Tom’s website, in marketing materials, or in social media posts. 

By submitting your application, you agree to our public use of your name and image. 

DWI Tom’s “What We Can Do to Prevent People From Driving Intoxicated in Our Communities?” Scholarship debuts in 2023. The firm intends to post blog posts and press releases relating to the scholarship and its winners here at a future date.

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Scholarship provides students with academic support based on their application materials. 

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Submit all necessary application materials, including a 500-1,000 word essay on drunk driving in your community

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2023 Scholarship Winner

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Congratulations to the winner of our 2023 Wells Call Annual Scholarship Contest, Annelise Keck .

Annelise Keck, who goes by Miss Lisa, is excited to start the first year of her Master Degree in Library Science. She will be attending the University of Arizona Online. Miss Lisa enjoys the smell of books, getting lost in a good story, and scolding people who don’t respect literature. She puts her hair in a bun and wears cardigans. She hopes to obtain her first set of glasses soon as the printed word has started to get blurry. Besides, her Librarian persona is incomplete without them. 

Miss Lisa currently works for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind at their Salt Lake City campus in the school’s library. Besides taking care of the books, she designs storytimes for the children that employ enhanced elements so that those without sight and/or hearing can experience the joys of literacy. She collects items with interesting shapes, smells, sounds, and colors to add to her stories. She relishes the opportunity to work with the children and see their faces brighten when being informed that even Kevin the Unicorn (the sparkliest, most happy unicorn) has bad days. 

Currently, Miss Lisa is only allowed to design and present stories under the direction of the Director of Libraries. Once she has her Master Degree, she will be able to have autonomy so she can implement ideas and concepts that are all her own. She will also be able to make significant contributions to the libraries’ collections with items she personally feels will benefit the children. She looks forward to the world that will open to her.

The Consequences of Drunk Driving with Young Drivers

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Automobile accidents are the leading cause of death among teens, with one-third of those deaths being alcohol-related. According to the CDC, young drivers are 17 times more likely to die in a car accident when they have a blood alcohol concentration of .08% than when they have not been drinking.

Simply put, drunk driving is a huge public safety problem. While young drivers are not the sole demographic responsible for drunk driving, they do make up a decent percentage of the whole. In the US, licensed drivers under 21 are responsible for 17% of fatal-related crashes even though they are only 10% of the total licensed drivers. We must find a way to prevent drunk driving.

There are always ways to create safer roadways for all of us. Of course, we can be a part of the solution by not participating in driving while intoxicated, but how can we help others?

The Safer Roadways Scholarship

In an effort to reduce the number of young drivers getting behind the wheel while under the influence, the lawyers at Wells Call are offering a $1500 scholarship to students.

We are asking students to write an essay of at least 500 words (and no more than 1000 words) sharing a compelling idea that could help lower or even prevent drunk driving among teens. Remember, provide a concrete idea and follow it up with actionable steps that could be taken.

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Eligibility Rules

  • Applicants must be EITHER outgoing high school seniors (graduating summer 2024) OR students currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university as of the start of the fall 2024 semester.
  • Must submit an essay by July 14, 2024.

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What do I need to write about in my essay?

We want students to write about a compelling idea to help prevent drunk driving among teens. We want to encourage students to think outside the box. There is no one answer; be creative! Next, we want students to consider and back up their idea with actionable steps that could be taken today.

What is the deadline for the submission?

Applicants must be received by no later than July 14, 2024.

When will the winner be selected and notified?

A winner will be selected by no later than August 15, 2024.

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Drunk Driving Prevention Essay Scholarship

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  • Currently enrolled or have been accepted to attend an accredited community college, or a graduate or undergraduate program in the United States.

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Send a 500-word essay that explains how teens and young adults can avoid drunk driving and prevent others from driving while intoxicated. You are free to discuss your personal relationship with this issue and to list prevention tips to increase road safety.

Deadline: 02/10/2024

Amount: $1000

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Welcome to the Bringardner Injury Law Firm Drunk Driving Prevention Scholarship. One graduating high school senior will receive a $1,000 scholarship honoring their efforts to prevent drunk driving accidents in the community. Graduating seniors are invited to submit an essay and supporting materials for consideration.

What is the Bringardner Drunk Driving Prevention Scholarship?

Bringardner Injury Law Firm is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors in South Carolina who plan to attend a four-year institution of higher learning in the fall. Selection of the recipients is based on the candidates’ efforts to prevent drunk driving accidents in the community. The criteria that will be considered for the scholarship is a written essay explaining their drunk driving prevention efforts, school activities, leadership roles, honors and awards, community involvement, and academic excellence.

Drunk Driving Prevention Scholarship Details

Amount: $1,000, one scholarship to be awarded

Who is Eligible: Graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college or university

Criteria: Applicants will be evaluated for their efforts to prevent drunk driving as explained in their essay as well as school and community achievements, excellence and contributions.

How to Enter: Submit a written essay and supporting documentation to [email protected]

Deadline: August 1, 2022

Essay and Entry Information

To apply, submit the following to the email provided before the scholarship deadline:

Submit an essay highlighting your efforts to prevent drunk driving in the community. The essay must be written by the applicant. It may be any length. 

School and Community Contributions:

Explain your involvement in school and the community. Highlight academic achievements and awards, honors, school and community involvement including leadership positions. You may choose to submit supporting documentation that further explains and verifies your achievements including transcripts, recommendation letters or certificates of commendation.

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Include the following personal information with your application:

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  • Name of high school
  • Current high school transcript
  • Name of the college or university you plan to attend, if known
  • List of extracurricular activities or involvement in community organizations
  • Nominate a teacher, coach, or other school district employee who has inspired you
  • If under 18, a signed statement from a parent or guardian saying, “I give my child, (your name), permission to apply for the Bringardner Injury Law Firm Drunk Driving Prevention scholarship.”
  • A photograph (we’ll use it only for promotional purposes, if you’re selected)

Be sure that your contact information is correct and current. It’s how we’ll contact you if you are selected.

About Our Scholarship

Drunk driving claimed the lives of 315 people in South Carolina in 2020 .  Drunk driving deaths increased in 2020 even though total miles traveled decreased. South Carolina ranks 10 th in the United States for total drunk driving deaths, despite being only 23 rd in population. ( MADD ) These deaths are entirely preventable.

At Bringardner Injury Law Firm, we see first-hand the devastation that drunk driving causes. We know the problem that drunk driving is for our community. We grieve with our clients as we work on their behalf for justice following a drunk driving accident. 

As injury lawyers, we devote our time and resources to ensuring that families are fully compensated for their injuries and damages. The Bringardner Injury Law Firm Drunk Driving Scholarship honors students who have made efforts to prevent drunk driving. It provides financial support for recipients to further their education to make additional community contributions. 

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The decisions of the scholarship committee are final. By entering, you agree to let us use your name, likeness and essay for promotional purposes, including on our website and social media. Bringardner Injury Law Firm owns the rights to public, distribute and promote your essay. You can only enter once.

You must use the award for tuition or room & board to attend a four-year institution of higher learning following high school graduation. Winners are responsible for any taxes that may apply to the award.

Employees and family members of Bringardner Injury Law Firm are not eligible.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Bringardner Injury Law Firm and its members, officers, directors and employees against all liability and costs associated with the application process or use of scholarship funds.

About Bringardner Injury Law Firm

Bringardner Injury Law Firm helps victims get justice in injury cases. Mark Bringardner and his team have won more than $100 million for accident victims across South Carolina. Contact their offices for a free consultation at 843-380-5299.

Get in touch with us today to get started on your free case review. After you submit your information, we will contact you as soon as possible before the end of the business day. We review all submissions as quickly as possible in the order in which they are received.

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Our Victim’s of Drunk Driving Scholarship has given students the tools they need to help overcome hardship and challenges caused from intoxicated motorists. Intoxicated driving is one of the biggest and deadliest problems on America’s roadways. On average, drunk driving claims 28 lives per day; that’s more than one per hour. Annually, about a third of all motor vehicle deaths can be attributed to alcohol use. Police arrest about 1.1 million drivers annually who are driving impaired, but that’s only 1 percent of the 121 million adults who report driving under some level of intoxication.

With so many drunk drivers on the road, there’s a good chance you or someone you know has been involved in an alcohol-related accident. In fact, it’s estimated that two-thirds of all drivers will be involved in an alcohol-related wreck in their lifetime.

Here at Encore Protection, we know how devastating a drunk driving accident can be. Victims may find themselves permanently injured, affecting their performance at school or work. Families who are affected may find it difficult to pay for their student’s education on top of medical expenses, rehabilitation and other bills. We want to help those affected by a drunk driving accident lead a successful life by easing at least some of the financial burden of college.

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The Victim of a Drunk Driving Accident

Or a child, dependent, spouse of a victim of drunk driving.

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Be currently accepted or already attending a college or university.

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Applicants must have a 3.0 or greater GPA.

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Write a 1000 word essay on how drunk driving has affected your life and submit it by clicking the button below.

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Applicants who submit before May 15th 2024 will be eligible for our Victim’s of Drunk Driving Scholarship.

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As drunk driving remains a concern across communities today, Shelly Leeke Law Firm, LLC, wants to encourage students to devise creative ways to keep their communities safer. As such, Shelly Leeke Law Firm, LLC, is debuting its “Reducing Drunk Driving in Our Communities: What Can Students Do” Scholarship in 2024.

This scholarship provides students with $2,500 of academic support based on the arguments for increased roadway safety they present in a 500- to 1,000-word article describing what means their communities could use to reduce instances of drunk driving.

The “Reducing Drunk Driving in Our Communities: What Can Students Do” Scholarship is open to any undergraduate or graduate student who can meet the following criteria:

  • You have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • You are enrolled in or accepted at an accredited college, university, or graduate school in the United States
  • You agree to the scholarship terms and conditions
  • Submit the necessary application materials, including the 500- to 1,000-word essay on drunk driving in a student’s relevant community.

Please review the eligibility requirements carefully and then craft an essay on the scholarship topic provided below.

Once your essay is complete:

  • Fill out the application form on this page
  • Upload a copy of your unofficial transcript
  • Upload a copy of your scholarship essay
  • Submit proof of enrollment/acceptance to an accredited college/ university/ graduate school (Student ID; Letter of acceptance; etc.)

Students should submit an essay between 500 and 1,000 words detailing multiple suggestions for curbing drunk driving in their communities. The definition of community is flexible and can accommodate the student’s hometown, college campus, or similar location.

The deadline to apply is September 1, 2024.

Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.

After the deadline, all submissions will be reviewed by our scholarship selection committee. Depending on the number of applications we receive, the decision process can take anywhere from 1-3 months.

We regret that, for legal reasons, we are unable to accept calls, emails, or other communication regarding the scholarship, or answer any questions, other than those submitted here. All the necessary details about this scholarship can be found above. We will make sure to contact you in case we need any further information.

Any applications received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.

All applicants to this scholarship must meet the eligibility requirements as laid out on the scholarship application page, including:

  • Applicant must be enrolled at a college, university or graduate school
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old at the age of enrollment
  • Applicant must have residency in the United States
  • Applicant must be in good academic standing
  • Applicant must submit some personal information, including name, contact information, and proof of enrollment.
  • Applicant must author an original essay on the scholarship essay topic provided.

Anyone who meets the following conditions is NOT eligible to apply:

  • Employees or children of employees of Shelly Leeke Law Firm, LLC,
  • Past recipients of the “Reducing Drunk Driving in Our Communities: What Can Students Do” Scholarship
  • Applicants who are unable/unwilling to be interviewed by a representative of Shelly Leeke Law Firm, LLC, if he/she were to be awarded a scholarship.
  • Applicants who submit the same essay for multiple scholarships or for multiple years in a row

Selection & Award Notification Process

All applications must be received before the deadline supplied on the application page. Incomplete applications or those received after the submission deadline will not be considered.

A scholarship selection committee will evaluate applications. Age, race, religion, gender, national origin, familial status, or other protected classes will have no influence on the committee’s decision.

Due to legal reasons and the high volume of applications we receive, we are not able to answer any questions regarding your application status nor will we be able to provide individual notification to non-winners.

The winners of the “Reducing Drunk Driving in Our Communities: What Can Students Do” Scholarship will be notified via email and an announcement will be made on Shelly Leeke Law Firm, LLC’s blog as well as via a press release.

The Scholarship award will be mailed directly to the student’s college or university. Instructions for mailing the check will be requested at the time of the award.

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By submitting your application, you agree to our public use of your name and image.

2023 was the first year we offered our annual “Reducing Drunk Driving in Our Communities: What Can Students Do” Scholarship. The lucky winner is Cambrie Haynes. Future winners (maybe even you!) will be listed here. All winners will be interviewed for an announcement blog post and press release.

2023 Winner: Cambrie Haynes

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The Dangers of Drunk Driving

Did you know that roughly  32 people die  each day in drunk driving accidents? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,  958 people died  in Florida from alcohol-related crashes in 2020 alone. 

What is Drunk Driving?

Impaired driving  or driving under the influence (DUI) is drinking alcohol and then operating a motor vehicle with at least a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of at least 0.08%.

The consequences of impaired driving are staggering. Driving drunk can cause accidents that lead to paralysis, disfigurement, brain damage, and even death. It can also lead to penalties such as driver’s license revocation, fines, and even jail time. 

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Our experienced personal injury lawyers have seen the devastation that drunk drivers can cause. We want to do anything that we can to prevent it.

In an effort to reduce the number of drunk driving accidents, the Tallahassee  car accident lawyers  of Nonni Homola are holding a $1,500 scholarship contest where one lucky student will win.

Video Essay Requirements

We would like eligible students to record a 60-90 second PSA video that educates teen drivers on the dangers of drinking and driving.

Who Can Enter?

Applicants must be  EITHER  high school seniors accepted to a college or university (graduating summer 2023)  OR  students that are currently enrolled in a college or university (beginning fall semester 2023).

How We Will Determine The Winner

All essay submissions will be assessed based on their organization, style, clarity, and ideas.

Submission Deadline

Applications must be submitted no later than  Monday, August 1, 2023.

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Capaz Law Firm Drunk Driving Prevention Scholarship (Deadline: February 10, 2023)

August 30, 2022 By The FinancialAidFinder Scholarship Team

Who Can Apply: You are eligible to apply for this scholarship if you have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a college or university in the United States. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.

Submission: To apply for the scholarship, please write a 500- to 700-word essay on the following topic:

“What steps can young people take to prevent drunk driving, both for themselves and for their peers?”

Deadline: February 10, 2023

Amount: Varies

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The “Reducing Drunk Driving In Our Communities – What Can Students Do?” Scholarship offered by Christian A. Schwaner, P.C., is set to offer $2,500 to a student in need beginning in the 2023/2024 academic year. The firm wants to encourage incoming and current college students to think critically about their communities’ responses to intoxicated drivers. As such, students are expected to submit a 500 to 1,000-word essay detailing how they might improve their community’s attempts to reduce localized intoxicating driving incidents. Christian A. Schwaner, P.C., will award its “Reducing Drunk Driving In Our Communities – What Can Students Do?” Scholarship to the student whose passion, argumentative skills, and creativity come together to create a unique and actionable drunk driving response plan.

Application Requirements

The “Reducing Drunk Driving In Our Communities – What Can Students Do?” Scholarship is open to any undergraduate or graduate student who can meet the following criteria:

  • You have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • You are enrolled in or accepted at an accredited college, university, or graduate school in the United States
  • You agree to the scholarship terms and conditions
  • Submit the necessary application materials

How to Apply

Please review the eligibility requirements carefully and then craft an essay on the scholarship topic provided below. Once your essay is complete:

  • Fill out the application form on this page
  • Upload a copy of your unofficial transcript
  • Upload a copy of your scholarship essay
  • Submit proof of enrollment/acceptance to an accredited college/ university/ graduate school (Student ID; Letter of acceptance; etc.)

Scholarship Essay Topic

Christian A. Schwaner, P.C. wants its “Reducing Drunk Driving In Our Communities – What Can Students Do?” Scholarship applicants to submit essays between 500 and 1,000 words detailing a student’s proposed plan for reducing drunk driving in their hometown or local community. The law firm will then assess these scholarship essays based on the author’s presentation of their argument, passion, and creative approach to community management.

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply is June 15, 2023.  Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration. After the deadline, all submissions will be reviewed by our scholarship selection committee. Depending on the number of applications we receive, the decision process can take anywhere from 1-3 months. We regret that, for legal reasons, we are unable to accept calls, emails, or other communication regarding the scholarship, or answer any questions, other than those submitted here. All the necessary details about this scholarship can be found above. We will make sure to contact you in case we need any further information. Any applications received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Terms and Conditions

All applicants to this scholarship must meet the eligibility requirements as laid out on the scholarship application page, including…

  • Applicant must be enrolled at a college, university or graduate school
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old at the age of enrollment
  • Applicant must have residency in the United States
  • Applicant must be in good academic standing
  • Applicant must submit some personal information, including name, contact information, proof of enrollment.
  • The applicant’s original essay must be between 500 and 1,000 words. Any essays exceeding or falling short of that word count will not be considered.

Anyone who meets the following conditions is NOT eligible to apply:

  • Employees or children of employees of Christian A. Schwaner, P.C.
  • Past recipients of the “Reducing Drunk Driving In Our Communities – What Can Students Do?” Scholarship
  • Applicants who are unable/unwilling to be interviewed by a representative of Christian A. Schwaner, P.C. if he/she were to be awarded a scholarship.
  • Applicants who submit the same essay for multiple scholarships

Selection & Award Notification Process

All applications must be received before the deadline supplied on the application page. Incomplete applications or those received after the submission deadline will not be considered. A scholarship selection committee will evaluate applications. Age, race, religion, gender, national origin, familial status, or other protected classes will have no influence on the committee’s decision. Due to legal reasons and the high volume of applications we receive, we are not able to answer any questions regarding your application status nor will we be able to provide individual notification to non-winners. The winners of the Scholarship will be notified via email and an announcement will be made on Christian A. Schwaner, P.C.’s blog as well as via a press release. The Scholarship award will be mailed directly to the student’s college or university. Instructions for mailing the check will be requested at the time of the award.

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Previous Winners

2023 is the first year we are offering our annual “Reducing Drunk Driving In Our Communities – What Can Students Do?” Scholarship, but future winners (maybe even you!) will be listed here. All winners will be interviewed for an announcement blog post and press release.

Teen Drinking and Driving Prevention PSA Scholarship

The McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., created a $2,500 scholarship for the student who develops the best PSA video for teenagers about the dangers of drinking and driving. Our Teen Drinking and Driving Prevention PSA Scholarship will be awarded to the student who authors the most original. The final deadline for applying for the scholarship is August 15, 2024 .

About the Teen Drinking and Driving Prevention PSA Scholarship

At McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., we have unfortunately seen the devastating effects of accidents when a teen driver consumes alcohol before driving. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , as many as 2.4 million teenagers in high school drive after drinking each month. Additionally, one in five teenage drivers who were involved in a fatal auto accident had some amount of alcohol in their bloodstream.

On the plus side, the number of teenagers who say they engage in drinking and driving is about half what it was three decades ago. This shows that informative campaigns about the dangers of teenage drinking and driving are effective. Through our scholarship, we hope to add to the work being done to help teenagers learn why they should not drink and drive.

Eligibility for McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., Drunken Driving Prevention Scholarship

To be eligible for receiving our Teen Drinking and Driving Prevention PSA Scholarship, students must follow a few rules:

  • Must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited university, college, or graduate school
  • Create an original video public service announcement (PSA) using the prompt below
  • Complete the application form listed on this page
  • Agree to the terms and conditions regarding the awarding of the scholarship
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or greater, verified through an unofficial transcript from the student’s current school
  • Be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident

Video Topic for McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., Scholarship

Please create an original PSA video focusing on why you believe some teenagers continue to drink and drive, even though they are aware of the dangers of this type of behavior. We are interested to see your ideas on what could be done to alleviate the situation. The length of your video should be around 30 to 60 seconds. 

At McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., we know exactly how devastating drunk driving accidents can be for the victims. We are hoping our Teen Drinking and Driving Prevention PSA Scholarship can help reduce the frequency of this problem.

Upon scripting, shooting, and editing their videos, students should post them as unlisted videos on YouTube. Students can then submit a link to their video through the scholarship form available on this page.

How to Apply for the Teen Drinking and Driving Prevention PSA Scholarship From McKenzie Law Firm, P.C.

Use the application form found on this page to submit the video link and the other information required to apply for the scholarship. Some of the information required includes:

  • Contact information, including email and phone
  • Mailing address
  • Current school and expected graduation year
  • Proof of legal U.S. residency
  • Unofficial transcript
  • PSA Video URL

Use the electronic signature box to finalize your application. Make sure to submit your transcript and/or acceptance proof in a PDF format.

We will not share your personal information or contact information with anyone. However, we may publish your name and school with your video on our website.

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The McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., Teen Drinking and Driving Prevention PSA Scholarship – Terms & Conditions

To apply for our scholarship, you must follow a series of terms and conditions, including the following:

  • Create an original video public service announcement (PSA) of 30 to 60 seconds
  • Be a student who is enrolled at an accredited college or university or accepted to that type of school
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0, as verified through an unofficial transcript

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Teen Drinking and Driving Prevention PSA Scholarship Submission – Terms & Conditions

Craft your video on the dangers of teenage drinking and driving, upload it to YouTube as unlisted, and add the URL link to the form on this page, along with your transcript and other information.

The deadline to upload your information and essay is August 15, 2024 . The scholarship has a value of $2,500 . Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Anyone who meets the following conditions is NOT eligible to apply:

  • Employees or children of employees of David McKenzie Law Firm, P.C.
  • Past recipients of the Teen Drinking and Driving Prevention PSA Scholarship
  • Applicants who are unable/unwilling to be interviewed by a representative of David McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. if he/she were to be awarded the scholarship.
  • Applicants who submit the same video for multiple scholarships or for multiple years in a row

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Previous Winners

Announcements about the previous winners of our scholarship can be found by clicking one of the links below:

2020 Winner: Gracie Martin

2021 Winner: Michael Govaerts

2022 Winner: Benton Hoskinson

  • 2023 Winner: Ellen Scheinder

We regret that, for legal reasons, we are unable to accept calls, emails, or other communication regarding the scholarship, or answer any questions, other than those submitted here. All the necessary details about this scholarship can be found above. We will make sure to contact you in case we need any further information. Any applications received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.

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Please upload your unofficial transcripts in one PDF file. (Maximum size 3MB): *

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Having trouble submitting your application?  Make sure your transcript and essay are in PDF format and less than 3MB in size.

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