Kelsey's Law Scholarship

Kelsey Raffaele, 17, of Sault Ste. Marie, tragically died in a cell phone-related automobile crash in 2010. This scholarship has been created in her honor to inspire change in teens who drive distracted and help prevent car accidents. In October, $5,000 worth of scholarships will be awarded to Michigan students. Applicants are asked to submit a persuasive message that shows how you would convince young drivers to reduce distractions while driving. Messages may be in the form of a video, graphic or Tweet that resonates with teens and influences their driving behavior.-Entries will be judged and critiqued on the following factors:-Ability to persuade others, especially teen drivers, to stop texting while driving-Ability to grab the attention of your friends, peers and family-A clear and understandable message-Demonstration of your personal creativity and ingenuityEligibility:-Open to 11th and 12th-grade students attending any public or private Michigan high school (finalists will be required to provide proof of enrollment with a student I.D. or transcript)-Applicant must be a Michigan resident with a valid Michigan driver's license-If under the age of 18 by October 1, a parental consent form must be signed by a parent or guardian prior to distribution of the award.Types of admissions permitted:-Youtube video: 30 seconds maximum-Graphic: JPG, PNG, or GIF files only-Twitter tweet: 110 characters or lessUse the #xMyText on Twitter to share and involved friends and family. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $2,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes