Los Angeles, California – May 29, 2016. DmvEdu.org, a top-rated provider of driver’s education online for California residents at http://www.dmvedu.org/, is proud to announce that it has selected the winners in its ‘Youth Forward’ scholarship and essay contest. The Youth Forward scholarship seeks to reward a commitment to volunteerism among young people close to driving age (whether older or younger). To apply, applicants needed to submit an essay of less than 500 words in Microsoft Word format. (more…)
Berkeley, California – April 29, 2016. DmvEdu.org, a top-rated provider of driver’s education online for California residents at http://www.dmvedu.org/, is proud to announce that it has featured four exemplary essays submitted to its ‘youth forward’ scholarship program. Open to High School and college students from across the United States, and not just California, the scholarship program is based on an essay contest that will award three $1500 scholarships in support of college education.
“The response to our call for essay submissions has been tremendous, and not just from big California cities like Los Angeles, Santa Clara, San Diego or Bakersfield,” explained Azhar Mirza, Managing Director of DmvEdu.org. He continued, “In fact, we are featuring four non-California submissions in our first post; all exemplify the spirit of philanthropy that we are seeking to encourage in young people today. ”
To read excerpts of the four submissions, as well as click over to them in toto, interested parties are pointed to http://www.dmvedu.org/2016/04/yf-excerpts/. There, one can also learn more about the scholarship at http://www.dmvedu.org/scholarship/. High school counselors as well as financial aid offices in California are urged to reach out to DmvEdu.org to see how they can jointly promote this innovative scholarship opportunity.
The Youth Forward scholarship seeks to reward a commitment to volunteerism among young people close to driving age (whether older or younger). To apply, applicants need to submit an essay of less than 500 words in Microsoft Word format. Questions to be answered in the essay include the area chosen for volunteer service, the hours per week, the biggest challenge, the most satisfying experience, and what has been learned by the volunteer engagement.
Qualities in Common
While the four featured essays are not the winners, they have been selected for what they show about the correct spirit in terms of volunteerism. First and foremost, each of the essayists all tried. It might seem obvious, but they put digital pen to digital paper and described their commitment to volunteerism in 2016. One can’t win, if one doesn’t try, and one can’t change the world just by thinking about it. Action must be taken. All of these four authors are “taking action” to make the world a better place, and “taking action” by submitting their essays. Second, they all have focused on unique and different ways to make a difference. There is no one single calling for all people: one might find it important to identify and locate backpacks for needy kids, whereas another works in a homeless shelter. One isn’t better, or worse: but both are different and unique. Find a niche, and fill it. Third, a commitment to doing good knows no geographic boundary. Of course, DMVedu.org is here in California, with HQ in Berkeley, but the leading online drivers education service finds inspiration all over the country from Mississippi to Alabama to Detroit and to Virginia. Wherever a young person is, he or she can make a difference: one need not to travel thousands of miles! Finally, each essay exhibits a commitment to the process as well as the outcome. It’s not about “fixing” society, it’s about “participating” in making it better. Don’t get discouraged that society can’t be fixed in a jiffy.
DMVEdu.org is a top-rated website providing California drivers ed online as well as online traffic school programs certified by the California DMV. Many people come to the site looking for an easy way to find California drivers training online or to learn about the requirements and even take a California driver practice test. Certified by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the beauty of the website programs is that one can satisfy DMV requirements at the convenience of a computer.