Virginia Focused Driver Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $2,000
Awards Available: 3

For years, the attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers have been supporting good causes in our community and taking on young people as interns. We started our scholarship program to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and to get students to think about ways to stay focused behind the wheel. Distracted driving is one of the most significant causes of accidents involving young people, and it is our goal that this scholarship will get applicants to think critically about those dangers and how they can be avoided by staying focused while driving. For this scholarship, we will award three students with $2,000 Scholarships to put toward their education.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications will be accepted from students in the following cities and counties in Virginia: Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Hampton, Isle of Wight, York County, Poquoson, Northampton County, Accomack County, James City, Surry County, and Williamsburg.
  • Candidates must be in good academic standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Eligible candidates must be able to demonstrate their strong commitment to staying focused while driving and be able to describe why focused driving is important and how to avoid distractions.

Requirements

  • An essay of 500 to 750 words about the dangers of distracted driving and how you think the problem should be addressed. Please include any ideas you have for how you think yourself and others can stay focused when behind the wheel. We are looking for fresh ideas and vibrant presentations. Great images, infographics, posters, art, and video will gain you extra points. Please limit audio or video in your presentations to 2 minutes.
  • Email your essay to scholarships@cooperhurley.com, along with your (optional) presentation or unique artwork. Your submission must include a confirmed acceptance letter to study at an institute of higher education.
  • When emailing your scholarship application, please include your first and last name in the subject line, along with the name of the scholarship.

Application and Deadline Information

  • Scholarship application emails must include a subject line formatted as follows: NAME OF APPLICANT – 2023 COOPER HURLEY INJURY LAWYERS FOCUSED DRIVER SCHOLARSHIP.
  • Example Subject Line: John Smith – 2023 COOPER HURLEY INJURY LAWYERS FOCUSED DRIVER SCHOLARSHIP. The applicant’s personal essay and acceptance letter should also be attached to the email as separate and distinct file attachments.
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