Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

  • Deadline: 09/15/2024
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Website:
  • Phone: 415-345-4282
  • Fax: Not Available
  • Email:
  • Address: 3223 Webster Street San Francisco, CA 94123

Two $1000 scholarships targeting students currently admitted or enrolled in a four-year college/university or graduate school or students who will apply for admission in a college or university in the next academic year.

Full Description

The Law Offices of Matthew J. Quinlan is a legal organization based in San Francisco specializing in cases of personal injury (especially from auto accidents, some of them caused by texting while driving).

They offer two $1000 scholarships to current and prospective college or university students between 18 and 24 years of age.

In order to apply, candidates must write an essay about the connection between texting and driving.  Initially, they must find the last conversation they had while texting and driving and copy it at the beginning of the essay. Then they must discuss: the importance of that conversation in relation to the risk they took; why did they feel the urge to do this; whether they text and drive frequently; why is it so difficult to stop doing this; and whether they can and want to stop doing this.

The deadlines for the applications are September 15, 2024 and March 15, 2025 and five finalists will be selected by September/March 20. These finalists must post and promote their essays on social media platforms and the winner will be the most popular one by September/March 30 (in terms of ‘likes,’ ‘shares,’‘retweets’ etc.)

Who's eligible?

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants:

  • Must be enrolled in a four-year accredited college or university; or
  • Admitted to a college/university; or
  • Planning to apply for admission in a college/university in the next academic year
  • Must be 18 to 24 years old

How to Apply

Applicants must submit by email an essay of minimum 500 words addressing the connection between texting and driving (either as a Word doc attachment or directly in the text of the email). Besides the essays, applicants must also provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Mailing address
  • School and year
  • Link to Facebook profile

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