Driver Education Scholarships

2018 Scholarship Application

2018 Scholarship Recommendation Letter

Applications are due on or before April 6th, 2018.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  APPLICANT RESPONSIBILITIES HAVE BEEN UPDATED FROM PREVIOUS YEARS.  IT IS THE APPLICANT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO READ THROUGH THE BELOW INFORMATION AND ADHERE TO ALL REQUIREMENTS.

Scholarship applications must be received by DRIVE SMART no later than 3:00pm MST on Friday, April 6, 2018.

  • Late applications will not be accepted
  • Incomplete or inaccurate applications will not be accepted
  • Partial applications will not be accepted
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their application packet was received by DRIVE SMART

Please include all of the following items in your application packet.

  • Completed and signed 2018 scholarship application form
  • Separate page with hand written answers to the application questions
  • Two completed recommendations from a teacher, counselor, employer or other adult who knows you well, (not a parent, guardian, or relative).
  • Copy of the applicant’s current academic transcript
    • A minimum GPA is not a requirement for applying or winning a scholarship
  • Signed commitment to volunteer as an ambassador of DRIVE SMART
    • Minimum of 10 hours from applicant
    • Minimum of 10 hours from parent/guardian
    • Must be available to volunteer for at least 1 of the following events
      • Revel Rockies
      • Triple Bypass
      • Skate the Lake
    • Signed Parent/Guardian Agreement

All applicants submitting a complete packet as instructed above are required to attend an interview with the Scholarship Committee at the DRIVE SMART office in Evergreen between April 16 and April 19, 2018.  Applicants will be contacted to schedule specific dates and times no later than April 13, 2018.

Winning applicants will be notified between April 27 and May 2, 2018.     A Scholarship Award Reception will be held on May 15th for winners and their families.

2018 Drivers Education Scholarship Timeline
3/1/2018 Scholarship application available on line
4/6/2018 Applications due to DRIVE SMART – PO Box 2012, Evergreen, 80437
4/9 – 4/13/18 Interviews with applicants scheduled
4/24 – 4/26 Interviews with applicants held at DRIVE SMART office in Evergreen (Tues – Thurs)
4/ 27 – 5/2/18 Students notified of award
5/15/18 Award reception

 

Learning to drive is a major rite of passage for teens and their parents. It’s a time of exciting possibilities and achievements.  It’s also a time of increased risk and concern. Research has shown there is a direct correlation between a teen drivers lack of driving experience and an increase of traffic crashes resulting in injuries or death.

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Drivers education courses can help mitigate these risks by providing students’ with knowledge of the mechanics of operating a vehicle, information on current traffic laws, an understanding of how to interact within the driving environment, and improvement to decision-making skills.

While drivers’ education courses have been proven to reduce car crashes, they alone are not enough. Parents and guardians also play an important role in teaching their children to drive. Being a positive role model while driving, scheduling sufficient behind the wheel practice time with your child, and clear boundaries and responsibilities for the new driver will all help to create a safe and positive experience for everyone.

In 2017 DRIVE SMART, through the generosity of our partners Drive Safe driving school and the Brandon & Paul Foundation, was able to award 7 students with driver’s education scholarships. These scholarships offer driver’s education classes to students who, due to financial or other circumstances, would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend.

 

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