The Francis Firm | Benjamin Francis Memorial - Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship

The Francis Firm would like to announce our 2020 Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students attending or enrolled in the Fall 2020 semester. Scholarship money can cover school-related expenses and will be distributed directly to the winner’s school.

If you would like to be considered for the scholarship, complete the online application below. The application includes an essay on the following topic:

From 2007 to 2016, fatalities of young drivers (15-20 years old) have declined by nearly 40%. Despite that large reduction, overall, young drivers are still overrepresented in motor vehicle crashes.

“Everyone’s at Risk 2018” AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Research Brief

Reflect on the above quote and craft a 500-word essay to answer the following question: Is distracted driving to blame for the high rate of young driver motor vehicle accidents? Discuss any steps you have taken to reduce your own distracted driving or to bring awareness to the problem of distracted driving.  

Scholarship FAQ’s

Who can apply for the scholarship?  

The scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students attending a college or university in the Fall 2020 semester.

How much is the scholarship award and when is the deadline?

The scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000. Applications are due no later than May 15, 2020.

How will my application be judged?

Applications will be judged on the ability to write a well-crafted essay exploring the topic in a unique and creative way.

When will the winner be selected and notified?

The winner will be selected and notified no later than June 15, 2020.

How do I apply?

Submit your online application here with your contact information, proof of enrollment, and essay.