College Scholarship Program

2020-2021 Competition​

Winner awarded $1,500 Scholarship

What impact has driving
had on your life?

DriveSafe Driving Schools College Scholarship Form

Please fill in the information below to submit your application for the 2020-2021 DriveSafe Driving Schools Scholarship Competition.

Please Note: For a submission to be considered, it must include a completed Application Form (above) and qualifying submission. Social Media submissions must be posted on one of the following platforms: Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or TikTok, along with #DriveSafeScholarship. If possible, please also provide a direct link to your post on social media in the form above. If you are submitting an essay, please attach it to this form.

Please name the file "essay_" followed by your name.
For example: essay_YourName.doc

Accepted file type: doc, docx, pdf
Documents submitted in an incorrect format will not be considered.

The DriveSafe Driving Schools 2019-2020 Scholarship Winner is...​

BECCA HOCKMAN

DriveSafe Driving Schools held an Essay Competition where the winner receives a $1500 scholarship. We requested a short essay describing why safe decision-making is so important while behind-the-wheel and how learning to make safe choices while driving can positively impact other aspects of your life. We are excited to announce that Becca Hockman, a student at East High School in Denver, CO is this year’s winner, chosen out of 400 wonderful entries. Becca plans to study either International Relations or Early Childhood/Middle School Education at Pitzer College in California.

ABOUT THIS SCHOLARSHIP

As an education company committed to preparing students for their future, DriveSafe Driving Schools celebrates educational opportunities and recognizes the importance of higher education in helping individuals reach their greatest potential. To demonstrate our commitment, we are please to provide the DriveSafe Scholarship Competition, the winner of which will receive a $1,500 college scholarship. To compete for the scholarship, students must complete the application and submit an essay (500 words or less), video or audio (4 minutes or less), meme, poster, graphic design, public service announcement or other creative expression that addresses the following prompt:

What impact has driving had on your life?
(For social media posts, you must include #DriveSafeScholarship.)

ABOUT DRIVESAFE DRIVING SCHOOLS

With 12 locations across the Denver metro area and beyond, DriveSafe is the largest and most trusted driving school in Colorado. DriveSafe is committed to delivering the most comprehensive drivers education training across the state. Whether you are looking to enroll in a comprehensive classroom course, coming in for driving lessons, or opting to take the license test with DriveSafe, know that DriveSafe is trusted by more families in Colorado than any other driving school.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

One scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded to a high school senior or graduate with plans to attend college in the Fall of 2021

Eligibility requirements

  • Must be a high school senior or graduate with plans to attend college in the Fall of 2021.
  • For social media posts, you must include #DriveSafeScholarship. If possible, please also provide a direct link to your post on social media in the form above.

Judging criteria

  • Originality
  • Fresh point of view
  • Creativity
  • Emotional impact
  • “Realness”
  • Thoughtfulness and maturity

Selection process

  • Winner will be notified on or around April 15, 2021.
  • The decision of the DriveSafe selection board is final.
  • The scholarship winner agrees to allow DriveSafe the right to publish the entrant’s name, photograph images, all personal and other information (including general locations) for the purpose of DriveSafe and the competition’s publicity, promotion, and news (including use in broadcast media, printed publications, editorial and PR activities, and online).

Additional Information

Timeline:

  • Application Due: March 1, 2021
  • Winner Notified: April 15, 2021

Submissions:

  • For a submission to be considered, it must not contain any inappropriate images, language, or content.
  • Eligibility for the competition requires a completed application form (above) and qualifying submission.
  • Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM MST on Monday, March 1, 2021.
  • Essays may be submitted by email ([email protected]) or via the online application above.
  • All other submissions must be posted on one of the following platforms: Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or TikTok, along with #DriveSafeScholarship.

Other Details:

  • The DriveSafe Scholarship Competition is not open to employees of the company or their family members.
  • The decision of the judges is FINAL and is not subject to review.
  • The prize is exclusively for the winner and is neither transferrable nor exchangeable.
  • All submissions remain the property of the scholarship candidate. DriveSafe Driving Schools assumes no ownership rights.

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BEHIND THE WHEEL TRAINING

The behind the wheel experience includes:

  • A basic skills refresher (identifying and addressing any bad habits)
  • Defensive skills maneuvers
  • Parking lot skills – ability to safely navigate into tight spots by using mirrors without over-relying on new technologies
  • Any additional skills that are required for your organization (e.g., pulling trailers)

CLASSROOM SESSION

The classroom experience includes:

  • Safety driving principles
  • Defensive driving techniques (vehicle control and crash avoidance skills)
  • Driver attitude and responsibility
  • Distracted driving awareness
  • A refresher of the rules (most drivers have not been tested since they were 15)
  • A chance to introduce the rules that are “new” to experienced drivers

FLEET SAFETY PLAN

Your customized plan will:

  • Set expectations for your employees
  • Demonstrate your company’s commitment to a safe work environment
  • Reduce liability
  • Reflect your company’s priorities and particular requirements