Teen Drinking and Driving Prevention PSA Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $2,500
Awards Available: 1
Award Deadline: Aug 15, 2024

The McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., created a $2,500 scholarship for the student who develops the best PSA video for teenagers about the dangers of drinking and driving. Our Teen Drinking and Driving Prevention PSA Scholarship will be awarded to the student who authors the most original. The final deadline for applying for the scholarship is August 15, 2024.

About the Teen Drinking and Driving Prevention PSA Scholarship

At McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., we have unfortunately seen the devastating effects of accidents when a teen driver consumes alcohol before driving. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 2.4 million teenagers in high school drive after drinking each month. Additionally, one in five teenage drivers who were involved in a fatal auto accident had some amount of alcohol in their bloodstream.

On the plus side, the number of teenagers who say they engage in drinking and driving is about half what it was three decades ago. This shows that informative campaigns about the dangers of teenage drinking and driving are effective. Through our scholarship, we hope to add to the work being done to help teenagers learn why they should not drink and drive.

Eligibility for McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., Drunken Driving Prevention Scholarship

To be eligible for receiving our Teen Drinking and Driving Prevention PSA Scholarship, students must follow a few rules:

  • Must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited university, college, or graduate school
  • Create an original video public service announcement (PSA) using the prompt below
  • Complete the application form listed on this page
  • Agree to the terms and conditions regarding the awarding of the scholarship
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or greater, verified through an unofficial transcript from the student’s current school
  • Be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • Must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited university, college, or graduate school

Video Topic for McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., Scholarship

Please create an original PSA video focusing on why you believe some teenagers continue to drink and drive, even though they are aware of the dangers of this type of behavior. We are interested to see your ideas on what could be done to alleviate the situation. The length of your video should be around 30 to 60 seconds.

At McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., we know exactly how devastating drunk driving accidents can be for the victims. We are hoping our Teen Drinking and Driving Prevention PSA Scholarship can help reduce the frequency of this problem.

Upon scripting, shooting, and editing their videos, students should post them as unlisted videos on YouTube. Students can then submit a link to their video through the scholarship form available on this page.

How to Apply for the Teen Drinking and Driving Prevention PSA Scholarship From McKenzie Law Firm, P.C.

Use the application form found on this page to submit the video link and the other information required to apply for the scholarship. Some of the information required includes:

  • Name
  • Contact information, including email and phone
  • Mailing address
  • Current school and expected graduation year
  • Proof of legal U.S. residency
  • Unofficial transcript
  • PSA Video URL

Use the electronic signature box to finalize your application. Make sure to submit your transcript and/or acceptance proof in a PDF format.

We will not share your personal information or contact information with anyone. However, we may publish your name and school with your video on our website.

PSA Scholarship Submission – Terms & Conditions

Craft your video on the dangers of teenage drinking and driving, upload it to YouTube as unlisted, and add the URL link to the form on this page, along with your transcript and other information.

The deadline to upload your information and essay is August 15, 2024. The scholarship has a value of $2,500. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Anyone who meets the following conditions is NOT eligible to apply:

  1. Employees or children of employees of David McKenzie Law Firm, P.C.
  2. Past recipients of the Teen Drinking and Driving Prevention PSA Scholarship
  3. Applicants who are unable/unwilling to be interviewed by a representative of David McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. if he/she were to be awarded the scholarship.
  4. Applicants who submit the same video for multiple scholarships or for multiple years in a row
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