Scholarship

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.

courtesy:  NHTSA, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_casualties_of_war

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:

This is an annual scholarship program

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?

BROWSE SUBMITTED ESSAYS BELOW ON OUR “VOLUNTEERISM” CONTEST:

By “sharing” an essay on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and/or Google+), you are casting a “vote” that that essay should win.

2 prizes will be awarded for each of the three essay submission contests.  One for the most votes and the other as our staff favorite.

[We are currently making upgrades to the site and will have the scholarship program up and running by  3/21/2019]

 

This round of competition is now closed.