Young Driver Awards and Scholarships

For students looking outside of academics or athletics, safe driving scholarships are a unique opportunity to exercise creativity, promote lifesaving practices, and earn money for college. Many offer multiple awards and some provide up to $20,000 for college or trade school.

We did some digging and compiled this list of competitions. Check back for updates.

Last Updated: June 13, 2016

The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest

Details: Create a three minute video addressing drunk driving among teens

Who can apply? Current and incoming college and vocational students

Awards: One $500 scholarship per semester

Deadline: June 30, 2016 (Spring); November 30, 2016

Website: Andrew Flusche.com

Drive to Learn Scholarship

Details: Write an essay about your driving experiences (choice of prompts)

Who can apply? Students enrolled full time in college, trade school or a graduate program

Awards: One $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: July 1, 2016

Website: ShiftIns.com

Don’t Drive Intexticated

Details: Enter a texting game with three friends where the objective is to discourage texting while driving

Who can apply? Students and prospective students under the age of 26

Awards: $2,000 scholarship

Deadline: August 31, 2016

Website: DoSomething.org

Digital Responsibility's Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

Details: Create an original 140-character message on texting while driving. Finalists asked to write an essay.

Who can apply? Academic students high school through grad school

Award(s): One $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: September 30, 2016

Website: DigitalResponsibility.org

Look Twice, Save a Life

Details: Create video, artwork, or essay to raise awareness about motorcycle safety  

Who can apply? Anyone pursuing higher education

Awards: One $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2016

Website: InsuranceProviders.com

Comedy Driving Essay/Video Scholarship

Details: Two contests -- Essay (1,000-2,000 words) or video on a defensive driving topic

Who can apply? High school and college students, currently enrolled

Awards: $1,500 scholarships

Deadline: November 1, 2015 (Passed)

Website:  www.comedydriving.com

Create Real Impact by Impact Teen Drivers

Details: Create a piece of visual art, music, video or creative writing showcasing a solution to reckless driving

Who can apply? Students ages 14-22 enrolled full time in high school, college or trade school

Award(s): Multiple awards for individual students and schools; $1,500 max

Deadline: November 5, 2015 (Passed)

Website: CreateRealImpact.com

2nd Annual Teen Safety Oklahoma Scholarship

Details: Write a 600+ word essay answering one of the two prompts about the Oklahoma ban on texting and driving

Who can apply? Oklahoma high school juniors, seniors, and full time college students

Awards: Three scholarships; up to $2,500

Deadline: December 1, 2015 (Passed)

Website: Burch-George.com

DMV-Travelers Teen Safe Driving Video Contest

Details: Create a 25 second PSA on two or more teen driving laws

Who can apply? Connecticut high school students ages 14-18; must enter as a team of 2 to 5

Awards: Winning students receive iPads or Visa gift cards; schools receive cash  

Deadline: January 12, 2016 (Passed)

Website: ct.gov

Allstate’s Keep the Drive Alive Journalism Award

Details: Publish a piece on a teen driving topic in your school's newspaper or news channel

Who can apply? High school students ages 13 to 18

Awards: Six scholarships; up to $2,000

Deadline: March 1, 2016 (Passed)

Website: AllState.com

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Contest

Details: Create a short video message for teen drivers  

Who can apply? High school students

Awards: Multiple scholarships; up to $15,000

Deadline: March 7, 2016 (Passed)

Website: Toyota.com

'What Drives You?' by Jiffy Lube

Details: Write a 500 word essay on your "inner-drive"

Who can apply? Licensed drivers ages 16 to 18 enrolled in participating schools

Awards: Multiple scholarships; up to $5,000

Deadline: March 24th, 2016 (Passed)

Website: YourTurn2Apply.com

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Words to be Heard by Edgar Snyder & Associates

Details: Submit multi-media presentation that discourages peers from dangerous driving behavior

Who can apply? High school seniors in central and western Pennsylvania who plan to enroll in college in the Fall of 2016

Awards: Three scholarships; up to $10,000

Deadline: March 25, 2016 (Passed)

Website: EdgarSnyder.com

Project Yellow Light

Details: Create a 25 to 55 second video PSA to combat teen distracted driving; high school and college entries judged in separate tracks

Who can apply? Two contests -- one high school juniors and seniors, one for college students enrolled by age 25; individuals or teams of four or less

Awards: Six scholarships; up to $5,000; winning video aired on cable television

Deadline: April 1, 2016 (Passed)

Website: ProjectYellowLight.com

The Bobby Rodgers and Tiffany Walters Scholarship

Details: Take your local "Alive at 25" course then write an essay about the experience

Who can apply? High school seniors and college students under 25

Awards: Two $1,000 scholarships

Deadline: April 15, 2016 (Passed)

Website: BuckleupforBobby.com

Stop Texting & Driving Scholarship

Details: Make a 30 to 60 second YouTube video to convince someone you will not text and drive

Who can apply? High school juniors, seniors, and full time college students

Awards: Three scholarships; up to $1,000

Deadline: May 1, 2016 (Passed)

Website: HollinsLegal.com

Speak Up About Safe Driving

Details: Write an essay with up to ten different ways to ask a driver to drive responsibly

Who can apply? All High school and college students

Awards: Six scholarships; up to $1,000

Deadline: May 1, 2016 (Passed)

Website: GADriverSafety.org

DefensiveDriving.com Scholarship

Details: Take a picture of a place meaningful to you that you need a vehicle to get to

Who can apply? High school students and college seniors

Awards: One $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2016 (Passed)

Website: DefensiveDriving.com

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