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Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

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Awards Available
July 15, 2023
Deadline Passed
Essay submissions open
Oct 01
Essay submissions close
Jul 15
Essay winners selected
Jul 22
Jul 26
Winners announced
Aug 11


Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers will award three scholarships of $2,000 to 2023 graduating seniors in public or private schools in the Hampton Roads and Eastern Shore area. We are looking for insightful submissions from applicants discussing ideas on how new and experienced drivers can remain focused when behind the wheel.

Who’s Eligible?

Applications will be accepted from students in the following cities and counties in Virginia:

  • Norfolk
  • Suffolk
  • Portsmouth
  • Chesapeake
  • Virginia Beach
  • Newport News
  • Hampton
  • Isle of Wight
  • York County
  • Poquoson
  • Northampton County
  • Accomack County
  • James City
  • Surry County
  • Williamsburg.

*For more information on our national scholarship that’s available to students across the country, click here.

How to Apply

  • Write an essay of 500 to 750 words about the dangers of distracted driving and how you think new and experienced drivers can stay focused while driving. If you would like to send a presentation or unique artwork with your essay please refer to the “Submission Tips” section below.
  • Email your essay to, along with your (optional) presentation or unique artwork. You can also submit information through the Scholarship Contest Application below. Your submission must include a confirmed acceptance letter to study at an institute of higher education.
  • When emailing your scholarship application, please include your first and last name in the subject line, along with the name of the scholarship. Example Jane Williams – Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Focused Driver Scholarship Program

Submission Tips

  • We are looking for fresh ideas and vibrant presentations
  • Great images, infographics, posters, art, and video will gain you extra points. (These are optional, but suggested)
  • Please limit audio or video in your presentations to two minutes.
  • Please read our distracted driving resources here to help you gain ideas.

Award Announcement

  • Three scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded to the winning students. The scholarship will be awarded in the form of a check made out to the school you will be attending in 2023.
  • All submissions will become the property of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers. Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has permission to use entrants’ images and any material provided for marketing purposes.

Ready to Apply?

    Potential candidates will need to attach an essay to apply. (Max File Size: 550mb)

    About Our Scholarship Program

    For years, we have supported good causes in our community by taking on interns who seek experience in the personal injury law field. In 2017, we set up our Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship Program to help even more young people during their studies. Our program was created to help raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving, one of the most significant causes of accidents involving teens. This year, we are once again offering this scholarship under a new name; The 2023 Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Focused Driver Scholarship.

    Meet Our 2021 Scholarship Recipients

    Gabrielle Parker Smithfield, VA
    Carley Keurajian Williamsburg, VA
    Jasmin Purchas Va Beach, VA
    Bailey Jones Suffolk, VA
    Parish Thompson Newport News, VA

    About Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers

    Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers focuses on personal injury and wrongful death cases. Our attorneys have more than five decades of combined experience of working in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and we have client meeting locations in all of the cities of Hampton Roads and on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

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