The Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship is a scholarship open to almost all learners. Digital Responsibility, an organization started by Silicon Valley tech workers sponsors this scholarship. The sponsors want to “share with young people the personal and public consequences of technology.”
One of the big ways that Digital Responsibility raises awareness is through this scholarship program, which aims to educate young people about the dangers of texting and driving. Digital Responsibility also offers separate scholarships focused on: Digital Privacy and Technology Addiction Awareness.
Who is eligible for this scholarship?
In order to be eligible, you must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, or a student entering college or graduate school of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit to apply. The only other requirement is that you must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
How do I apply for this scholarship?
Complete your application and write your 140-character message about texting while driving (remember, finalists will be asked to write an additional essay).
How do you apply to The Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship?
Complete the application form and write a 140-character message about texting while driving. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. Once a finalist, you be asked to write a 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving. It’s not to hard to write a clever text so that you make it to the finalist round!
How much is The Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship worth?
The winner receives a $1,000 scholarship to put towards their college or graduate school education!
When is the scholarship due?
The due date for The Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship is September 30, 2020. This date is notable, because it coincides with September’s No Texting while Driving Day!