2nd Annual Teen Safety Oklahoma Scholarship Contest Launched

by | Oct 2, 2015 | Firm News

The attorneys at Burch, George and Germany are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Teen Safety Oklahoma Scholarship essay contest.

 The attorneys at Burch, George and Germany are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Teen Safety Oklahoma Scholarship essay contest to spread the word about Oklahoma’s new ban on texting while driving.

Sending text messages while driving poses a serious danger to everyone on the road, and young drivers are most likely to be texting. As personal injury attorneys in Oklahoma City, we have seen first hand the harm that texting and driving can cause families. Starting November 1, 2015, all Oklahoma drivers will be banned from texting while driving. We are committed to raising awareness about this serious safety issue and how the new law is making our community safer. 

Our law firm will award three scholarships to high school juniors and seniors and students currently enrolled at 2-year and 4-year colleges, universities and technical colleges in Oklahoma, who write the winning essays.

Choose one of the following questions to answer in a 600+ word essay:

  • In what ways will Oklahoma’s ban on texting and driving improve the community?
  • How will you bring awareness to the new texting while driving ban?

We’re looking for clever essays that provide fresh insights and original thinking on raising awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. We need to do everything possible to discourage this dangerous practice. We know young people will have some creative ideas.

We were delighted to award scholarships last year to deserving young Oklahomans who were selected as contest winners. We were inspired by the experience so we are raising the stakes this year with larger scholarship awards for the winners! The price of a college education isn’t getting any cheaper and it is our pleasure to assist.

Larger Scholarship Prizes for Essay Contest Winners

The 2015 essay contest prizes include:

1st place: $2,500 scholarship

2nd place: $1,000 scholarship

3rd place: $500 scholarship

The prizes will be awarded as a check from Burch, George & Germany and must be used to pay for education-related expenses.

The deadline for entering the essay is December 1, 2015. But if our judges are flooded with essays, we may announce an earlier cutoff date and stop accepting essays. It’s to your advantage to get your essay in well ahead of the deadline.

Find Complete Rules and Details about the Scholarship Contest

Find all the details about entering the contest by visiting our Teen Safety Oklahoma Scholarship Contest web page.

We take seriously our responsibility as civic leaders in Oklahoma City and are committed to making our state a safer place for all families.

We wish you the best of luck if you decide to enter the contest and look forward to reading your ideas about raising awareness of texting and driving. Do us a favor and spread the word to your friends about this scholarship contest through your social media accounts using #TextingNotOK and tag us.

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