Please submit scholarship essay and application materials to [email protected].

At Emerson Straw PL, we have seen firsthand the devastating impacts of distracted driving. Technological innovations such as smartphones have led to breakthroughs in both science and exploration, but these advancements have also caused an increase in distracted driving accidents.

As personal injury attorneys, we work with individuals who have suffered the physical and emotional effects of auto accidents involving texting and driving. Millions of innocent people are severely injured or die each year in these collisions. This is unacceptable, and we believe that this tragic problem can be curbed if individuals make a commitment to practicing safe driving etiquette and encouraging their friends and family to do the same.

Our law firm is pleased to announce our 2025 Texting and Driving Prevention Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship opportunity that is intended to spur creative solutions to the distracted driving epidemic that is affecting the entire country.

To enter, please write a 750-word minimum essay that explores the ways that you can prevent yourself and other people from texting behind the wheel. Besides discussing your personal relationship with this issue, we want you to outline solutions and prevention tips to improve the safety of everyone on the road.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must meet these requirements:

  • Be about to enroll or currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program, or community college in the United States. High school students may apply if they have been accepted to an accredited college or university.
  • Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Application Requirements

Please send the following documents to apply:

  • Your resume including contact details
  • Your current academic transcript that includes your cumulative GPA. (For first-year students, it is acceptable to submit an unofficial transcript from their accredited educational institution. For students who are not presently enrolled, please provide proof of acceptance to the future educational institution.)
  • Your 750-word minimum (there is no maximum) original essay on the following prompt: Explain the ways that you personally prevent texting while driving. What preventative measures do you take that you believe other people should also be taking? How do you intend to spread these ideas? This essay must be submitted in Microsoft Word format ONLY. No exceptions.

Scholarship Application Deadline

Your scholarship essay and application materials must be submitted via email to [email protected] no later than midnight EST on February 9, 2025. Please submit your materials with the subject line “[Applicant’s name] – 2025 Texting and Driving Prevention Scholarship”. All required materials must be submitted in ONE e-mail all at once to be considered. We will not accept any submissions sent via Pages or Google Doc. The Texting & Driving Scholarship essay will need to be submitted in Microsoft Word Document only. The remaining required documents can be submitted via PDF or Microsoft Word Document.

The scholarship winner will be selected based on the criteria outlined above. The winner will be determined at the discretion of Emerson Straw.

Upon applying for this scholarship, candidates acknowledge that all submitted essays become the property of Emerson Straw PL. Emerson Straw PL reserves the right to publish any or all portions of the submitted essays on its website or other electronic publications such as social media profiles.

Once chosen, the scholarship winner will be announced on our Emerson Straw social media. The winner will also be contacted directly via e-mail once chosen.

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