College Scholarship Program

2018-2019 Essay Competition

College Scholarship Essay Competition
The importance of making safe choices
Winner awarded $1,500 Scholarship

The DriveSafe Driving Schools 2018-2019 Scholarship Winner is...


Congratulations to Kelly Powers, a recent graduate of Conifer High School in Conifer, Colorado, who won the DriveSafe Driving Schools sponsored 2018-2019 Essay Contest. Kelly, a dual citizen of the United States and Scotland, plans to attend college in Scotland this Fall at either Queen Margaret University or the University of Strathclyde. He will be studying Business Management (Enterprise and Innovation).

Read Kelly's winning essay on our Blog!


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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 pleased to launch the DriveSafe Essay Competition, the winner of which will receive a $1,500 college scholarship. To compete for the scholarship, students must complete the application and write a 500 to 650 word essay about safe decision-making and the role it plays not only while behind-the-wheel but in all aspects of life.


In an effort to teach the next generation about the importance of making safe choices, DriveSafe Driving Schools is sponsoring an annual essay competition for high school juniors and seniors.

Write an original essay of 500-650 words that covers:

  • Why safe decision-making is so important while behind-the-wheel;
  • How learning to make safe choices while driving can positively impact other aspects of your life; and
  • How developing your ability to make responsible decisions will help prepare you for the future.


One scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded to a high school junior or senior to attend the college of his/her choice.

Eligibility requirements

  • Must be a high school junior or senior with plans to attend college.
  • 3.0 Minimum GPA (weighted).

Judging criteria

  • Effectively addresses the topic.
  • Convincing arguments supported with specific examples and evidence.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and logical reasoning skills.
  • Communicates ideas effectively.
  • Well organized.
  • Correct syntax, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Written in a compelling and original manner.

Selection process

  • Winner will be notified on or around May 15, 2019.
  • All essays submitted become the property of DriveSafe Driving Schools.
  • 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


  • Application Due: April 30, 2019
  • Winner Notified: May 15, 2019


  • For a submission to be considered, it must include a completed Application Form and qualifying essay. Click here to fill out the Application Form.
  • Essay Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM MST on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
  • Essays may be submitted by mail, email, or online.
  • Via mail: DriveSafe Essay Competition, 1658 Cole Boulevard, Suite 290 Lakewood, CO 80401
  • Via email: [email protected]
  • Via online submission:

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.