In the Drivers Seat essay contest

Scholarship opportunity for up to $500

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If you are going to drive, do it safely.

Driver Education Initiative Award – Annual Scholarship Opportunity

National Driving and Traffic School is proud to announce their 2021 scholarship opportunity, entitled “In the Driver’s Seat.” The company is seeking to reward essay applicants $3,000 in scholarships- for students entering college or already enrolled in a higher education institution – on the topic of being a safer driver.

Driver Education Initiative 2021: In the Driver’s Seat

The Topic of this year’s essay submissions deals with the serious implications of being a driver. In America, an average of 34,000 people die each year as a result of driving. This is more people who have died in one year as a result of driving, than the total number of American soldiers who have died from war in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. The total number of Americans who die within the span of two years as a result of driving is more than the total number of American deaths from the Vietnam war. This is to say, driving is more dangerous and deadly for our nation than being involved in combat, and highlights the serious consequences of being negligent on the road.

Questions to be answered in your Essay/Application

What is the importance of driver education in reducing the number deaths as a result of driving?

What steps can be taken to reduce the number of deaths related to driving?

Have you ever had an experience of being in car accident or have seen your friends or family members driving irresponsibly?

What steps can you take to be a better and safer driver as well as help others become safer on the road?

Submission Details

Applicants must be currently enrolled in either High School, University or College. Employees and relatives of National Driving and Traffic School are ineligible. There will be three contest submission dates. To be eligible for the contest submit your essay by one of the submission dates.

Round 1: January 4th 2021 – March 31st Winners: Announced May 1st

Round 2: Accepting entries May 1st – August 1st. Announced September 1st

Round 3: Accepting entries September 1st – November 30th. Winners announced 1/01/22

To limit the number of entries, the minimum word requirement for the essay submissions is 750 words. Entries not meeting the minimum word requirement will not be posted.

Along with your submission please include a picture of yourself which we can post on our site to go along with your essay

The winner will be required to provide proof of successful acceptance to a Higher Institute of Learning, College or University. Payment will be made directly to the applicant’s college. If you have additional questions, please contact us. This contest is open to all students in U.S., Canada, and abroad.

Two winners are chosen for each contest: staff favorite and most voted for. Vote tallies end on the date of the contest deadline. We award a prize of $500 to each winner every contest.

For more information, go to https://www.dmvedu.org/scholarship/.

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