Application Deadline: 5.31.23
The Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone has joined the fight to end distracted driving by highlighting the dangers and taking steps to spread awareness - and you can help.
We are proud to announce that we are holding an essay contest for college students and will award three winners a combined $3,000 in scholarships to help further their education in 2023. The essays will focus on how to improve seatbelt usage and promote road safety among young drivers.
Compared with other age groups, teens and young adults often have the lowest seat belt use rates. For example, results from the National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS) Controlled Intersection study from 2016–2019 indicate that seat belt use among teens and young adults (16–24 years of age) was approximately 87% each year, whereas seat belt use among adults (25 years of age or older) was about 90% or higher for each year during the same period.
We’re fighting against preventable injuries, and together, we can encourage safe choices on the road.
Any applicable federal, state and local taxes on the scholarship will be the sole responsibility of the recipients.
Each winner will receive a check from The Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone.
Seatbelt usage is critical to prevent serious injuries in car accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
In 2017 alone, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 lives – and could have saved 2,549 more if everyone wore them, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
While most drivers and passengers wear their seatbelts, some still choose not to, and teens and young adults are the most likely to make that choice.
The Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone invites you to share your perspective on seatbelt usage by submitting an essay that answers the following question:
Only one submission is allowed per student. The essay must be original; plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification.
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS:
(Any applications submitted after this date will not be considered.)
THE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON:
By submitting an application, you grant The Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone all rights to publish, distribute and promote your essay.
By submitting an application, you give permission for The Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone 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 The Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone, its members, officers, directors, and employees against any and all liability and costs associated with the contest or the acceptance or use of prizes.