Distracted driving causes far too many car accidents in Tappahannock and throughout Virginia. The personal injury lawyers of Marks & Harrison – a firm that has served Virginia residents for more than 100 years – want to do something about this serious issue.
WE NEED YOUR HELP.
Marks & Harrison proudly announces a scholarship competition aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Our goal is to foster discussion about how to prevent these devastating accidents. At the same time, we want to help young people in the Tappahannock area to pursue a higher education.
We will award a total of $2,000 in scholarship funds to college-bound high school seniors who submit the most insightful essays or videos on how to prevent distracted driving – specifically when it involves the use of apps such as Snapchat. The competition is open to students at five Tappahannock area high schools:
Each winner will receive a check from the law firm of Marks & Harrison made out to the school they will be attending.
These funds must be used to pay for education-related expenses. Any applicable federal, state and local taxes on the scholarship will be the sole responsibility of the scholarship recipients.
We invite seniors from Essex, Rappahannock, Northumberland, Washington & Lee and Lancaster high schools who will be going to college to enter our scholarship competition by submitting an essay or video.
Applicants who are age 17 or younger must provide parental consent to enter. Employees of Marks & Harrison and their immediate family members also are not eligible.
Distracted driving is a problem among drivers of all ages. However, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show that it is an especially serious issue among drivers between the ages of 15 and 19. The agency reports that this age group has the highest proportion of distracted drivers involved in fatal auto accidents.
We invite you to share your perspective on distracted driving by submitting an essay or video that addresses this topic:
Do you think that the growing use of apps like Snapchat has contributed to a rise in distracted driving? If so, what can we do to stop people from using these apps while they drive and, in turn, prevent distracted driving accidents?
To enter the scholarship competition, you must submit:
Only one essay or video is allowed per student. The essay or video must be original. Plagiarism is a serious violation and will result in automatic disqualification.
Entries must be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your submission must include:
We will begin accepting essays and videos on
September 15, 2017
The deadline for submissions is
May 15, 2018
We will announce the winners on
June 15, 2018
Our selection committee will select the four scholarship winners. The committee’s decisions are final.
The four winners will be notified via the contact information submitted on their applications. Winners will be posted on the firm website.
By submitting an application, you acknowledge that Marks & Harrison owns all rights to publish, distribute and promote the essay.
By submitting an application, you grant Marks & Harrison the right to use your name, biographical information and photograph for marketing or other purposes.
By participating in the scholarship competition, applicants agree to indemnify and hold harmless Marks & Harrison, its members, officers, directors, and employees against any and all liability and costs associated with the contest or the acceptance or use of prizes.
We wish the best of luck to our young applicants and look forward to accepting your entries.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: