National Driving and Traffic School is proud to announce their 2018 scholarship opportunity, entitled “Youth Forward.” The company is seeking applicants for six $500 scholarships rewarding a deserving youth – either enrolled as a High School Sophomore, Junior, or Senior or as a College Freshman – on the topic of volunteerism and youth.
YOUTH FORWARD SCHOLARSHIP 2018
Volunteerism is increasingly important in American society. Indeed, most of today’s High Schools require some type of volunteer work in order to graduate. Colleges and universities as well seek to encourage students to “give back” to their communities.
This scholarship seeks to reward a few deserving youth for his or her commitment to the spirit of volunteerism. 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 area in which you have chosen to volunteer (e.g., homelessness, anti-drunk driving, youth art programs, etc.).? Why did you choose it?
- How many hours per year / week / month have you volunteered?
- What are / were your responsibilities as a volunteer?
- What has been your biggest challenge as a volunteer?
- What has giving you the most satisfaction as a volunteer?
- What have you learned from your volunteer position?
How are your interests and career goals in alignment with that volunteer focus, or perhaps not?
- Looking towards the future, how do you see your activities as “forward looking?” What does “forward looking” mean to you?
- What change do you seek to foster in the world via your volunteer activities?
- If you were to come back in ten, twenty, or even thirty, years do you think your volunteer activities would have “made a difference?” How so?
BROWSE SUBMITTED ESSAYS BELOW:
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.
by Samantha Holland
Volunteering as a Red Cross Blood Drive Coordinator.
by Kristen Green
How volunteering motivated me and helped me to stay active and not feel sorry for myself because I was busy helping others. Volunteering gave me a sense of purpose during a time when I felt like I didn't have one.
by Catherine Scott
Going from being homeless to helping the homeless.
by Erica Grace Mosby
My essay describes my passion about serving in my church's 3 year old nursery.
by Jacklyn Insel
This is about a suicide prevention concert I run, Music for Hope in memory of people I have lost to suicide.
by Meredith Marie Gregory
This essay describes my experience volunteering at Aiken Regional hospital and how this priceless opportunity ties in with my future career goal of becoming a nurse.
by Anna Tri
This essay entails my experiences volunteering at my local hospitals. From unexpected challenges to new friends, I've gained valuable lessons. Through my story, I hope that the spirit of volunteerism can be passed on.
by Cole Sonner
This essay is about my volunteer experience as the high school basketball team manager.
by Emilee Hope Bass Kendall
I have gained a lot of knowledge and experience through volunteering with children who have moderate to severe disabilities and now I would like to share my experience with others.
by Jennifer Brown
This is an essay about how volunteering not only helped me develop as a person but how I helped others delevope as a social being. I use to be a little catipiler in a world full of butterflies. I would watch as people my age developed faster than me, as I grew older I would soon realize that there were kids like me when I was younger. i would later help them develop so they didn't feel so left out
by karla salgueiro
In the summer of 2017 I volunteered at my local community hospital, after the summer I change how personality a bit more, I started to open up more, I took those skills with me and applied what I learn to my social and personal life.
by Daniel Naqui
My experience volunteering with special needs children.
by Elizabeth Tombrown
This essay is about the times spent my thanksgiving packaging and handing out food to the homeless.
by Sadie P Wenzel
I volunteered hours of my time to animals at a local zoo. Through this journey, I fell in love with these animals and the act of volunteering within my community.
Summer 2018 Winners
Spring 2018 Winners
Winter 2017 submissions
Winter 2017 Winners
Summer 2017 submissions
Summer 2017 winners
Spring 2017 submissions
Spring 2017 winners
Applicants must be currently enrolled in either High School, University or College as a full-time student (2018-2019 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 5/07/18
2. Round 2 August 1st: application deadline; winner announced 9/10/18
3. Round 3 December 1st: application deadline; winners announced 12/31/18
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.
The current round of scholarship contest is now closed. Stay tuned for the next round.