Reminder: Scholarship Applications Due May 1, 2015
On February 17, 2015, we announced the Bottaro Law Firm’s “Don’t Text & Drive” Scholarship. The application window is still open, and we encourage all undergraduate students to apply before the May 1, 2015 deadline. The $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to one deserving student on June 1 for the Fall 2015 semester.
About the “Don’t Text & Drive” Scholarship
The Bottaro Law Firm established the “Don’t Text & Drive” Scholarship for two primary purposes:
- To help one deserving student cover the costs of their education, and
- To raise awareness of the risks of texting while driving.
According to recent surveys, 25 percent of drivers under the age of 20 respond to at least one text message while behind the wheel, and 20 percent have long texting conversations when they should be focusing on the road. As a result, 10 percent of all fatal accidents caused by teen drivers are directly related to distracted driving.
Upperclassmen are equally at risk for causing accidents due to texting and other distractions: Over a quarter of all distracted drivers involved in fatal accidents are in their 20s.
Given these grim statistics, Mike Bottaro and the Bottaro Law Firm are dedicated to the cause of putting an end to texting behind the wheel. Now, we want to hear how you are contributing to the cause as well.
How to Apply
The “Don’t Text & Drive” Scholarship is open to all students who are enrolled in a college or university and plan to attend classes in the fall of 2015. If you are a college student, here is how you can apply:
- Write an essay stating how the “Don’t Text & Drive” Scholarship will benefit you and your educational plans. The essay must be at least 200 words.
- In your essay, include a statement that you agree not to text and drive.
- Submit your full name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and evidence that you will be enrolled in undergraduate classes during the Fall 2015 semester.
About the Bottaro Law Firm
The Bottaro Law Firm is a leading auto accident injury law firm in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Attorney Mike Bottaro has recovered millions of dollars for victims who have suffered serious injuries in collisions involving distracted driving and other improper driving practices. We know all too well the devastation that can result from just a moment of carelessness behind the wheel. It is because of this experience that we are passionate about putting an end to texting in the driver’s seat.
Submit Your Application for Now
If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in receiving $1,000.00 to help pay your college expenses, we want to hear from you. When you are ready, submit your application materials for the “Don’t Text & Drive” Scholarship to firstname.lastname@example.org.