Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens according to the CDC, and texting while driving has not helped this statistic to improve. To help spread awareness of the dangers related to texting and driving, Digital Responsibility is sponsoring the t Text and Drive Scholarship.
US citizens who are High school, undergraduate and graduate students are all able to apply for this scholarship before September 30th for a chance to win. Applicants must complete the online application that includes a 140 character message about texting while driving. This message is a personal statement that requires applicants to answer the following question:
“I pledge not to text and drive because.”
The top 10 applicants will be selected as finalists and required to write a 500-1000 word essay on texting while driving.
From there, one winner will be chosen and receive a $1,500 scholarship along with one runner-up who will receive a $500 scholarship.
To find more information on the Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship you can visit here.