About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Emerson Straw PL, a personal injury law firm with years of experience in representing the injured. This grant is for community college, undergraduate, and graduate students, and aims to encourage the students to think about ways to stop drivers from texting. The selection will be made based on factors like the quality and uniqueness of the submitted essay. The winner's essay may be published as part of an awareness campaign for improving driver safety awareness.


How to apply for the scholarship?

  • Interested applicants must submit an original and creative essay of around 750 words responding to the topic: "Discuss the ways that you personally prevent texting while driving as the laws in place are not 100% effective. What steps do you take that you feel others should be taking as well? How do you plan on spreading these ideas?"

  • Along with the essay, the applicant should also submit a resume, contact information, GPA scorecards, and academic transcripts.

  • The essay along with the other requirements should be submitted to the email address mentioned on the website page.

How much the scholarship award amounts to?

  • The award amounts to $1,000 yearly and is non-renewable.

  • One scholarship is provided yearly.

Deadline Information

The deadline date is set for September 30

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be currently enrolled or about to attend an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program within the U.S.

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 

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