Enter Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers’ National Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship
Distracted driving has become one of the most serious hazards on the roads of Virginia and elsewhere in the United States. Statistically, teens are more likely to text and drive. Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is again asking young people to examine this serious problem and offering a scholarship of $2,000 to the student with the best answers.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers will award one student a $2,000 scholarship to put toward his or her education in our Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in a course of study at any accredited community or junior college, or an undergraduate or graduate degree program anywhere in the United States. High school graduates or GED holders who are about to start college-level studies are also eligible to enter.
- Entrants must be in good academic standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
- Most importantly, entrants must be able to write coherently and logically about distracted driving and advance solutions to the problem.
- Interested candidates should write an essay of 500 to 1,000 words about the problem and how it should be tackled. We are looking for new ideas and vibrant and exciting presentations.
- Great images, infographics, posters, art, and video will gain you extra points. Please limit audio or video in your presentations to 2 minutes.
- Please also supply contact information, an updated resume, and status as a student in the United States. You must supply an official transcript from your current institution of study. First-year students are allowed to submit unofficial transcripts from their most recent place of study as well as unofficial documentation from their current school.
Why We Set up Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers’ Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship
Distracted driving is incredibly dangerous but many people still take the risk of checking a text, a social media site or a news alert. Although smartphone technology has fueled the distracted driving epidemic, there are other distractions like passengers, eating, pets in cars, and rubbernecking at accidents. The statistics relating to distracted driving are alarming.
- Distracted driving claimed 3,450 lives in the United States in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- Every day about 1,000 people are injured in a distracted driving crash.
- Distracted driving is a factor in 58 percent of all crashes involving drivers aged 16 to 19, according to a recent video study.
- Distracted driving caused 208 fatal crashes in Virginia in 2017.
- You are 23 times more likely to crash if you are texting at the wheel.
- It is an offense to text and drive in most states. Some states ban all hand-held phone use.
Last year, Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers awarded scholarships of $2,000 to three winners in our Virginia Distracted Driving Awareness contest. They were Audry Feltner from Chesapeake, Jackson Campbell from Williamsburg, and Dyon Dixon from Suffolk.
To be considered for this year’s scholarship, please send all required documentation (essay, transcripts, and resume) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submitting entries is July 1, 2019. The scholarship winner will be announced shortly after the deadline. Good luck!
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is a fast-growing personal injury firm based in Norfolk, Virginia. Contact us at (757) 231-6288.