27 March 2019

Call for Essays: Youth Forward – Scholarship Opportunity!

Youth Forward – Scholarship Opportunity

National Driving and Traffic School is proud to announce their 2019 scholarship opportunity, entitled “In the Driver’s Seat.” The company is seeking to reward essay applicants $3,000 in scholarships- for students enrolled as a High School Sophomore, Junior, or Senior or as a College Freshman – on the topic of being a safer driver.

YOUTH FORWARD SCHOLARSHIP 2019

The Topic of this year’s essay submissions deals with the serious implications of being a driver. In America, an average of 34,000 people die each year as a result of driving. This is more people who have died in one year as a result of driving, than the total number of American soldiers who have died from war in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. The total number of Americans who die within the span of two years as a result of driving is more than the total number of American deaths from the Vietnam war. This is to say, driving is more dangerous and deadly for our nation than being involved in combat,  and highlights the serious consequences of being negligent on the road.

Many drivers are not aware of these startling and very scary facts, especially newer drivers. The essay contest “In The Driver’s Seat” seeks to have applicants highlight the importance of being a safe and educated driver. This scholarship seeks to reward six students for his or her submission dealing with the importance of being a safe and educated driver. The application is handled in essay format. To apply, submit an essay of less than 500 words in Microsoft Word format addressing the following questions:

 

 

QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED IN YOUR ESSAY / APPLICATION:

  • What is the importance of driver education in reducing the number deaths as a result of driving?
  • What steps can be taken to reduce the number of deaths related to driving?
  • Have you ever had an experience of being in car accident or have seen your friends or family members driving irresponsibly?
  • What steps can you take to be a better and safer driver as well as help others become safer on the road?

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be currently enrolled in either High School, University or College as a full-time student (2019-2020 school year). Employees and relatives of National Driving and Traffic School are ineligible. There will be three contest submission dates. To be eligible for the contest submit your essay by one the submission dates.

1. Round 1 April 1st: application deadline; winners announced 5/01/19
2. Round 2 August 1st: application deadline; winner announced 9/1/19
3. Round 3 December 1st: application deadline; winners announced 01/01/20

Along with your submission please include a picture of yourself which we can post on our site to go along with your essay

The winner will be required to provide proof of successful acceptance to a Higher Institute of Learning, College or University. Payment will be made directly to the applicant’s college. If you have additional questions, please contact us.

To send in your essay and gain additional information go here