At Lutz, Shafranski, Gorman & Mahoney, P.A. we know safe driving literally saves lives. That's why we are passionate about encouraging safety on the roads. Driving has always had its risks, but now with the invention of smartphones and other electronic devices, we are more at risk than ever. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) data states that in 2019, distracted driving was a reported factor in 8.5% of fatal motor vehicle crashes. In 2018, 25% of the distracted drivers involved in fatal crashes were young adults aged 20–29.
Statistics like these show us how important it is to remain alert while driving, especially for young adults who are more at risk. That is why we have decided to offer a $1,000 Yellow Light Scholarship to help encourage citizens to learn from their experiences on the road and to promote awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.
Like many things, when it comes to driving, the more you drive the more you experience. We are interested in hearing about a time when you had a learning experience while on the road. What could you have done differently? What did you learn and how has it affected your driving since? We want to hear your story.
A) The scholarship is open to any current high school senior, college student or graduate student who is a legal resident of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who is enrolled in a two to five year post-secondary institution for the 2021 Fall semester.
B) Employees of Lutz, Shafranski, Gorman & Mahoney, P.A., their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and persons living in the same households of such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate in the competition.
C) Candidates for this scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.
A) The candidate must submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Write about a time when you had a learning experience while on the road. What could you have done differently? What did you learn and how has it affected your driving since?
B) The candidate must submit a professional resumé that lists their experience, both professional and academic.
C) The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school. First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school. High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.
The recipient of the Yellow Light Scholarship will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.