In the Driver’s Seat Scholarship

In America, an average of 34,000 people die each year as a result of driving. This is more people who have died in one year as a result of driving, than the total number of American soldiers who have died from war in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. The total number of Americans who die within the span of two years as a result of driving is more than the total number of American deaths from the Vietnam war. This is to say, driving is more dangerous and deadly for our nation than being involved in combat, and highlights the serious consequences of being negligent on the road. The essay contest “In The Driver’s Seat” seeks to have applicants highlight the importance of being a safe and educated driver. This scholarship seeks to reward six students for his or her submission dealing with the importance of being a safe and educated driver.

Award: $3000

Deadline:

  1. Round 1 April 1st: application deadline; winners announced 5/01/19
  2.  Round 2 August 1st: application deadline; winner announced 9/1/19
  3. Round 3 December 1st: application deadline; winners announced 01/01/20

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in either High School, University or College as a full-time student (2019-2020 school year).
  • What is the importance of driver education in reducing the number deaths as a result of driving?
  • What steps can be taken to reduce the number of deaths related to driving?
  • Have you ever had an experience of being in car accident or have seen your friends or family members driving irresponsibly?
  • What steps can you take to be a better and safer driver as well as help others become safer on the road?
  • Employees and relatives of National Driving and Traffic School are ineligible.
  • Along with your submission please include a picture of yourself which we can post on our site to go along with your essay

For more information about this scholarship and to complete the application, please visit: https://www.dmvedu.org/scholarship/