Stop Texting & Driving Scholarship

$1,000Award Amount
3Number of Awards
4/1/2023Submission Deadline

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Raybin and Weissman, P.C., who sponsors the scholarship, specializes in Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, and Criminal Defense. Stop Texting & Driving Scholarship is a video contest to create awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. The firm took matters into its own hands as the number of car accidents and deaths of young drivers and teen drivers have increased over the years because of texting while driving.

Stop Texting & Driving Scholarship is valued at $1,000 and awarded to three winners, each, every year. This is financial support from the firm to encourage students of all levels to complete their high education. The scholarship is in two categories, the National and Regional Scholarships.

For the National Scholarship, a resident student gets $1,000. Students enrolled in a school in Davidson County and Tennessee may apply for the Regional Scholarship and get the chance to win $1,000, each. Winners from each category will provide proof of enrollment in an accredited school in the specified region. Awards are determined two weeks post deadline on average.

Key Information of Stop Texting & Driving Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study

Any

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

Any

Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Award Amount

$1,000

Number of Awards

3

Stop Texting & Driving Scholarship Timeline

May 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications open on May 2022

April 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on April 1.

April 2023

Awards Announcement Date

Winners are announced in late April.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: High School Junior – Postgraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: Tennessee, Davidson County
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Video Submission

How to ace the Stop Texting & Driving Scholarship

1

Use royalty-free content

Avoid using copyrighted materials on your video, but rather royalty-free content to avoid disqualification. So get creative and produce an authentic message that delivers and impresses the judges.

2

Adhere to the video length

The sponsors maintain that the video length should be 30 - 60 seconds. Stick to that and do not deviate to avoid disqualification.

3

Watch past winners' entries for inspiration

A collection of past winners' videos are on the program's website. Ensure you go through them for inspiration. Also, do not plagiarize.

4

Use statistics

We advise you to use statistics to back your claims. The sponsors recommend that all statistics come from www.distraction.gov.

How the Stop Texting & Driving Scholarship is Judged

Raybin & Weissman will judge eligible entries on the capacity to attract the attention of young drivers and the ability to persuade others to change their driving habits. The judges may consider the quantity and quality of shares, views, likes, or comments.

Why We Love the Stop Texting & Driving Scholarship

1

Addresses a prominent issue

One of the reasons we love this contest is that it solves the prevalent issue of texting and driving. By educating the younger generation, young drivers learn the implications of texting and driving and put an end to it.

2

Open to all students

All students can participate in the video contest. The sponsors invite applications from high school juniors, seniors, first-year college students, undergraduate and postgraduate students to apply.

3

Inclusive scholarship

The scholarship has a national category to accommodate students outside of the host community of the sponsors.

5 Facts About The Stop Texting & Driving Scholarship

01.

David Weissman has been in an accident

One of the firm's partners, David Weissman, was in a texting and driving accident with his family. The driver was texting and driving. This experience motivated the video contest.

02.

Over 5,000 students have participated

Since its inception, 5000 students have participated in the Stop Texting & Driving video contest. It demonstrates that the scholarship has met its goal.

03.

Students can apply as a team

The contest allows the submission of applications from students in a team of four, maximum. If the application wins, students will split the award equally amongst them.

04.

The target audience is young adult drivers

Applicants should consider that the target audience is teens and young adult drivers taking the road for the first time.

05.

The contest has official terms and conditions

The contest has official terms and conditions and rules and regulations. Ensure you go through all of them. You can find this on the scholarship program website.

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