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Scholarships That Drive Success

What motivates you? Get inspired with these fun driving-themed scholarships.

Shawna Newman

June 26, 2020

These eight scholarships will steer you in the right direction (quite literally)!
Scholarships That Drive Success
What inspires, motivates or drives you? For some it’s your morning mantra or your favorite motivational quote on mental repeat. Some students seek their inspiration from successful people like Class of 2020 graduate, Ashanti Palmer. According to WYFF-4, her perfect school attendance and academic achievement helped her earn scholarship money—more than $430,000! Maybe you’re motivated by celebrities or groups of people like Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga or SoulPancake's Kid President. While applying for scholarships isn't typically considered motivational, once you're awarded a scholarship you'll be inspired to look for other types of financial aid. Whatever drives you, know there is going to be some hard work to do along the way. Success doesn’t come easy. Don’t let financial aid concerns stop you from accomplishing your goals. Press on, and apply for these scholarships for college...they promote driving safety and they’re literally scholarships that could drive your success!
  1. First Step to Distraction-Free Driving Scholarship

  2. Deadline: 7/31/20
    Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors Award Amount: $1,500 The First Step to Distraction-Free Driving Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university. You must submit an essay of at least 500 words detailing your most common distracted driving habits, and describing the concrete steps you will take to put an end to those habits in order to be considered for this award.
  3. Admit It To Quit It: End Distracted Driving Scholarship Contest

  4. Deadline: 7/31/20
    Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors Award Amount: $1,500 The Admit It To Quit It: End Distracted Driving Scholarship Contest is open to graduating Florida high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a Florida college, trade school, or university. You must submit an essay of 500 to 1,000 words admitting to your most common distracted driving habits, and describing specifically how and why you intend to put an end to those deadly habits in order to be considered for this award.
  5. Robert J. DeBry and Associates Scholarship

  6. Deadline: 8/15/20
    Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors Award Amount: $2,500 The Robert J. DeBry and Associates Scholarship is open to currently enrolled college students. You must submit an essay of between 300 and 500 words on one of the topics related to distracted driving listed on the sponsor's website in order to be considered for this award.
  7. Arizona Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

  8. Deadline: 8/31/20
    Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors Award Amount: $1,000 The Arizona Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship is open to Arizona residents who are attending college or trade school. You must pledge not to text and drive to be considered for this award.
  9. Student Transportation Video Contest

  10. Deadline: 11/30/20
    Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5 Award Amount: $500 The Student Transportation Video Contest is open to all students. To enter, you must submit a video of no more than 2.5 minutes that examines transportation impacts, trends or safety in the United States.
  11. Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship

  12. Deadline: 12/1/20
    Available to: High School Seniors through College Graduate Students, Year 5 Award Amount: $1,000 The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship is available to students currently attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university. You must create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety to qualify for this award. This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving. Student must have a valid driver’s license.
  13. Getting Real About Distracted Driving Scholarship

  14. Deadline: 12/31/20
    Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors Award Amount: $1,500 The Getting Real About Distracted Driving Scholarship is available to students planning on or currently attending an accredited college, university or continuing education program. You must design and submit an advertisement (billboard, a magazine ad, a commercial/PSA, radio ad, etc.) that will educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving, and convince them with a clear call to action not to text and drive, drink and drive, eat and drive, or engage in any other distracted driving in order to be considered for this award.
  15. Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship

  16. Deadline: 3/31/21
    Available to: High School Juniors through High School Seniors Award Amount: $500 - $2,000 The Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship is open to 11th and 12th grade students attending any public or private Michigan high school who is a Michigan resident with a valid Michigan driver’s license. You submit a persuasive message that shows how you would convince young drivers to reduce distractions while driving in order to be considered for this award. Messages may be in the form of a video, graphic or Tweet that resonates with teens and influences their driving behavior.

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