Annual Scholarship Asks Students to Reflect on Distracted Driving

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - May 19, 2020 - PRLog -- For the sixth year in a row Christensen Law (https://www.davidchristensenlaw.com/), a firm that specializes in helping victims of automobile and truck accidents, is offering its $1,000 college scholarship for the best student essay on distracted driving. With this scholarship, the law firm is aiming to spread awareness among young people about the dangerous consequences of driving while texting, as well as other distractions.

Applications for a chance to receive the scholarship are being sought now and must be submitted by July 15, 2020. The winner will be announced in August of this year.

Distracted driving mainly focuses on texting while driving, but the broader definition includes checking social media, focusing on music, eating and more. Christensen Law sees the scholarship competition as a way to increase overall awareness and reduce the number of distracted driving accidents in 2020, says David Christensen, founder of the legal firm with offices in Southfield, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and soon to be Detroit.

"Our firm has seen firsthand just how devastating the effects of distracted driving can be by representing clients who have suffered severe injuries that could have been avoided," says Christensen.

The $1,000 scholarship contest is open to anyone in the United States who is pursuing, or planning to pursue, post-secondary education at an accredited college or university, including high school seniors. Proof of enrollment or an admissions letter is required. The scholarship is open to every major or degree. A check for the full amount will be made payable to the recipient's college or university and the student will be expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations.

To apply students must write an essay (maximum of 2,000 words) about the impact of distracted driving. The essay can be a personal story, a campaign they've been involved in, or a fiction or non-fiction story. Essays and completed applications should be emailed to scholarship@davidchristensenlaw.com.


"This Distracted Driving Awareness scholarship is part of the firm's ongoing commitment to raising awareness about the consequences of distracted driving," says Christensen. "We are excited to offer this scholarships each year."

Find out more about the scholarship at https://www.davidchristensenlaw.com/distracted-driving-scholarship/.
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