One of the Chaffin Luhana Foundation’s missions is to drive down the staggering number of distracted driving accidents in the United States. The Foundation will be awarding a scholarship to a student who helps us in this fight by submitting an inspiring personal essay. To be eligible for this contest, applicants must: be currently registered at an accredited high school, college, or university in the Greater Pittsburgh area (including Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia); be currently going into or in final year of high school or enrolled as an undergraduate student; and be under the age of 25 as of the deadline. Scholarship money must be used towards student housing, books or tuition.
Write an original 500-750-word essay about one of the following topics: personal experience (Have you had a personal experience with distracted driving? If so, how has it impacted your life?); take charge (Create a realistic distracted driving awareness campaign to effectively reduce the number of distracted driving related auto accidents in the U.S. Please include: ways to better educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving; steps that can be taken to prevent new, young drivers from distracted driving; and actionable steps that can be taken to put an end to distracted driving.); and how you think technology and recent technology advancements have impacted the rise of distracted driving in the United States (Also, how big of a role do you believe that technology can have in putting an end to distracted driving?)