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Chaffin Luhana Anti-Distracted Driving Scholarship

The 2016-2017 National Chaffin Luhana Anti-Distracted Driving Scholarship Essay Contest Has Ended

Please do not make any essay submissions after February 1, 2017. We will be contacting each applicant by March 1, 2017 via email to provide the results.

We sincerely thank you for providing your voice to bring awareness to the perils of distracted driving.  We applaud your efforts and hope that you will continue to make your voice count on this and other important social issues facing our community.


One of the Chaffin Luhana Foundation’s missions is to drive down the staggering number of distracted driving accidents in the United States. The Foundation will be awarding nearly $5,000 in scholarships in 2016-17 to students who help us in this fight by submitting an inspiring personal essay.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be currently registered at an accredited high school, college, or university in the U.S.
  • Currently going into or in final year of high school or enrolled as an undergraduate student.
  • Must be under the age of 25 as of Feb 1st, 2017.
  • Scholarship money must be used towards student housing, books, or tuition.

Submission Criteria & Rules:

Write an original 500-750 word essay about one of the following topics:

  • Personal Experience. Have you had a personal experience with distracted driving? If so, how has it impacted your life?
  • Take charge. Create a realistic distracted driving awareness campaign to effectively reduce the number of distracted driving related accidents in the U.S. Please include: ways to better educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving; steps that can be taken to prevent new, young drivers from distracted driving; and actionable steps that can be taken to put an end to distracted driving.
  • Technology. How do you think technology and recent technology advancements have impacted the rise of distracted driving in the United States? Also, how big of a role do you believe that technology can have in putting an end to distracted driving? **Properly cite any statistics, surveys, studies, or news stories that you use in your essay to support your points**

Applicant must send essay submission to CLFDoingGood@ChaffinLuhana.com. **The contest has ended and we are no longer accepting submissions at this time.**

*Please use the subject line: Chaffin Luhana Anti-Distracted Driving Scholarship Essay Submission

The following information must be included in your email to consider your essay:

  • Name, address, phone number (Please place this information at the top)
  • Essay as an email attachment (.docx, .doc, or .txt files are preferred)
  • Post your essay on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc…) and include a link to your post. Be sure to remove any personal information when posting on social media.
  • At the end of essay, include the name of your accredited school, college, or university you currently attend and your plans for the future.

Submission Deadlines:

November 14, 2016 – Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
One student who meets the eligibility criteria and attends a school located in Allegheny County will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship.

Feb. 1, 2017 – National Scholarship
One students who meets the eligibility criteria and attends a school within the U.S. will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship.

One winner will be chosen within four weeks of the submission deadlines and contacted via phone or email.

For more information visit:
www.ChaffinLuhanaFoundation.org.

 

 

 

 

how not to be a lawyer

according to eric t. chaffin

“My father was a union witness at an arbitration in a steel mill. After the hearing, my father, dressed in blue jeans and a sweatshirt, stuck out his hand to shake hands with the company’s lawyer. The lawyer refused. The lawyer was not upset because my dad got the best of him but because he frowned upon working class people. I was the first person in my family to graduate from college. My dad used this story to remind me to respect others, to remember where I came from and as an example of how not to conduct myself as a lawyer.”

eric t. chaffin

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