Autoinsurance.org’s Phone Use and Driving Award is open to any students attending an accredited college or university in the United States. Students of online university are also eligible to apply. All applicants must be 25 years old or younger.
Autoinsurance.org’s Phone Use and Driving Award aims to collate written work from young drivers and we hope this ongoing body of work will serve as an addition to phone use and driving safety awareness. This award will be judged on the applicant’s ability to balance up-to-date and reputable research with their own reflections on their age group’s relationship with their phone and driving and the wider impacts this can have.
The winner will receive $1,000.
Level & Area of Studies
College or university level in any field.
Place of study
At any accredited institutions in the United States.
Eligibility and Requirements
- All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
- Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA average of 3.0.
- Applicants must be no older than 25.
- Applicants are not required to have a specific major.
- Applicants must be learning to drive, or have their license.
- Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
- Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.
To apply, please write an 800-1,000-word essay answering the following questions:
- What do you think about your generation’s relationship with their phones? Why do you think that many young drivers feel that their phone use when driving is not dangerous?
- Considering your research on information published in the last 5 years, what are the most surprising findings you’ve made?
- In conclusion of your research for this essay, and in consideration of what you have written, what actions do you think you will undertake to promote young driver safety awareness?
15 September 2019