This scholarship helps students understand the risks of texting while driving.
Who may enter: High school freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors; current or entering college or graduate school students of any level. Home-schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
How to apply: Complete the online application form including a 140-character message about texting while driving. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving. Only online applications are accepted.
Deadline: Annually on September 30
Awards: The winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship, and the runner-up will receive a $500 scholarship.
How we'll select the winner: We'll select the 10 finalists based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner and runner-up will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.
Award notification: Finalists will be notified by email. Winners will be notified by email and postal mail.
Direct link to scholarship information: http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/dont-text-and-drive-scholarship