The Fitch Law Firm is awarding a Truck Accident Awareness Scholarship to a promising college student who can share solutions for helping reduce trucking accidents on our roads. The $2,500 academic award can go toward tuition, books, and other education-related expenses.
We know that our nation’s economy heavily depends on the trucking industry, which employs at least 3.5 million people in the U.S., according to the United States Census Bureau. Still, commercial trucks are highly dangerous, and accidents involving them cause fatalities and severe injuries. We believe our highways, byways, and local roads are among the most dangerous places for vehicles, and more must be done to make them safer for road and non-road users.
The deadline to apply for the Truck Accident Awareness Scholarship is December 15, 2023. Please note that we will not consider any applications we receive after the deadline.
About the Truck Accident Awareness Safety Scholarship
The Fitch Law Firm can award a $2,500 academic scholarship to a promising student pursuing higher education at an accredited college/university or graduate school. The award can go toward tuition, books, supplies, or other education-related needs.
Students from all areas of study are invited to participate. Interested applicants must use the form on this page to apply.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
The Fitch Law Firm’s Truck Accident Awareness Scholarship is open to any undergraduate or graduate student. Here are the criteria all applicants must meet:
- 3.0 or higher GPA (unofficial transcript must accompany the application)
- Admitted to or enrolled in an accredited college/university or graduate school
- Be a United States citizen or otherwise authorized to work or attend school in the United States
- Write and submit a 1,000- to 1,500-word original essay on the proposed topic (see below)
- Applying for the scholarship using the form on this page
- You must agree to the scholarship’s terms and conditions.
- Submit the necessary application materials
Please review the eligibility requirements carefully and then craft an essay on the scholarship topic provided below.
- Once your essay is complete:
- Fill out the application form on this page
- Upload a copy of your unofficial transcript
- Upload a copy of your scholarship essay
- Submit proof of enrollment/acceptance to an accredited college/ university/ graduate school (Student ID; Letter of acceptance; etc.)
Scholarship Essay Topic
Write an original public safety announcement (between 1,000 to 1,500 words) that a) raises awareness of the current climate concerning commercial truck accidents and b) proposes a creative way to increase road safety here in Ohio and throughout our nation.
We encourage participants to take an innovative approach to the task and be as creative as they wish. We want to hear your perspective on the matter. Several factors contribute to road safety hazards in commercial traffic accidents, including distracted or fatigued driving, speeding, improper cargo loading, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and even prescription and over-the-counter medication.
You can address these challenges in your scholarship essay if you would like. We are especially interested in practical and viable solutions to truck safety challenges.
Our Scholarship Committee Will Review All Submissions
We urge all eligible applicants to apply. After the deadline passes, our scholarship selection committee will review all submissions and check for the above-mentioned requirements. The decision-making process can take one to three months. We won’t be able to notify no-winners. But if you have won the scholarship, we will reach out and contact you.
The Fitch Law Firm cannot accept calls, emails, or other communications about the scholarship for legal reasons. Interested applicants can find the details they need in the information shared above. We will reach out to contact you if we need any further information.
The Scholarship award will be mailed directly to the student’s college or university. Instructions for mailing the check will be requested at the time of the award.
About the Fitch Law Firm
The Fitch Law Firm is a personal injury law firm serving clients in Ohio, including people hurt in commercial truck accidents. We know firsthand how devastating these accidents can be. Survivors of these collisions can be forever changed in many ways after an accident of this kind, which is why we set out to help them recover the compensation they need to rebuild after their damages.
We have helped injured Ohioans for over 30 years and would like to help you. Call us today about your injury case. You can get legal counsel and direction as we can let your options and how our lawyer can help.
Previous Truck Accident Awareness Scholarship Winners
Our 2023 winner can be the first to win the new scholarship. We are looking forward to naming our first award recipient. Scholarship winners can be sent a questionnaire to fill out so we can share their good news via blog announcements and press releases.