Don’t Text and Drive College Scholarship
Students love texting and students love driving. Unfortunately, students that choose to text and drive are putting themselves and others at risk. In a matter of seconds, lives can be changed and tragedies can occur. Don’t text and drive!
College scholarship searching students should jump on the opportunity to win money for school and become more aware of the risks of texting and driving with the Don’t Text and Drive College Scholarship from Digital Responsibility. Here are all the details:
- $1000 scholarship award
- Open to high school, college, and grad students with no age limit
- Open to U.S. citizens and legal residents
- No GPA or income requirement (although GPA is shared on the application)
- 140 character personal statement makes up the heart of the application
- Online only
- No other extra materials required, 10 finalists will be asked to write a 500-1000 essay
- Deadline: September 30
Winning Tips: The main focus of the scholarship application is the personal statement that must be written in 140 characters (not words) or less. Students need to share a strong, believable, and personal statement that succinctly embraces and finishes the prompt “I pledge to not text and drive because…” Articles pertaining to texting and driving from Digital Responsibility can be found here and should be carefully read. 140 characters is not a lot of writing to answer such an important question, so students can write several statements and then have a trusted adult read them over and help sort out which ones are the most memorable and complete. Grammar is still very important when writing short scholarship statements and students need to be careful about using abbreviations in which the judges might not know the meanings.
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