The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. is proud to announce their upcoming scholarship program aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of texting behind the wheel. We will be giving away $2,500 in the form of five $500 scholarships. The scholarships will be available to students and teachers at several public schools within the Asheville community. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must submit a plan to educate their peers and community members about the dangers associated with texting and driving.

How do I Apply?

The scholarship application is available on our website. Applicants must write an essay including their reason for wanting to participate in the program, a detailed step-by-step description of their plan and its implementation, the projected timeline for the plan and explain why the scholarship money is needed and how it will be used. The five students and/or teachers who have the best plans to raise awareness about texting and driving in the community will be awarded the scholarships. Interested applicants will have until October 15, 2015 to apply.

Who is Eligible?

Students and teachers from the following schools are eligible to apply.

  • Evergreen Community Charter School
  • Isaac Dickson Elementary School
  • Jones Elementary School
  • Enka Middle School
  • Enka High School
  • Asheville Middle School
  • Asheville High School
  • TC Roberson High School
  • Reynolds High School
  • Owen High School
  • UNC- Asheville
  • AB- Technical Community College

Our Dedication to Ending Texting While Driving Accidents

The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. sees firsthand how devastating and traumatic texting and driving accidents are in our community. We’ve been reporting on distracted driving issues, with a special emphasis on texting while driving, regularly on our blog. We believe an important component to reducing injury-causing and fatal texting while driving accidents in Asheville starts with education and raising awareness.

Distracted driving and texting while driving aren’t just problems in other parts of the country. Last year, WLOS ABC News Channel 13 reported on the distracted driving epidemic in Asheville. Our scholarship program is aimed at educating young people, drivers, future drivers and community members about the dangers associated with texting behind the wheel. We can’t wait to see the plans our applicants come up with, and we’re looking forward to fewer distracted drivers on Asheville roadways.

You can learn more about our scholarship program and get the application here.