National Driving and Traffic School is proud to announce their 2021 scholarship opportunity, entitled "In the Driver's Seat." The company is seeking to reward essay applicants $3,000 in scholarships- for students entering college or already enrolled in a higher education institution – on the topic of being a safer driver.
Driver Education Initiative 2021: In the Driver's Seat
The Topic of this year's essay submissions deals with the serious implications of being a driver. In America, an average of 34,000 people die each year as a result of driving. This is more people who have died in one year as a result of driving, than the total number of American soldiers who have died from war in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. The total number of Americans who die within the span of two years as a result of driving is more than the total number of American deaths from the Vietnam war. This is to say, driving is more dangerous and deadly for our nation than being involved in combat, and highlights the serious consequences of being negligent on the road.
Questions to be answered in your Essay/Application
A) What is the importance of driver education in reducing the number deaths as a result of driving?
B) What steps can be taken to reduce the number of deaths related to driving?
C) Have you ever had an experience of being in car accident or have seen your friends or family members driving irresponsibly?
D) What steps can you take to be a better and safer driver as well as help others become safer on the road?
Applicants must be currently enrolled in either High School, University or College. Employees and relatives of National Driving and Traffic School are ineligible. There will be three contest submission dates. To be eligible for the contest submit your essay by one of the submission dates.
Round 1: January 4th 2021 – March 31st Winners: Announced May 1st
Round 2: Accepting entries May 1st – August 1st. Announced September 1st
Round 3: Accepting entries September 1st – November 30th. Winners announced 1/01/22
Please note, to limit the number of entries, the minimum word requirement for the essay submissions is 750 words. Entries not meeting the minimum word requirement will not be posted.