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Announcing our 2023 GibsonSingleton “Texts=Wrecks” scholarship – for current and former Virginia high school graduates only!

By Beth Gibson on February 14, 2023

Our team at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys is pleased to announce our 2023 Texts=Wrecks college scholarship.  This year, it’s just for current and former graduates of Virginia high schools.  So if that’s you, your chances of winning just got better!

Every year, we offer a $1,000 scholarship to the student whose essay best exemplifies our commitment to safe driving. But again, this year our scholarship is open only to students who are graduating or have graduated from a Virginia high school.

Our commitment to safe driving

More than  3,000 people died in the United States during a recent year in crashes involving distracted drivers, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  So, at our firm, we’re doing everything we can to eliminate this horrible problem.

As part of our “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to educate teens about the dangers of texting while driving, we also offer families a Keys to Safe Driving agreement that helps young people make wide decisions when they get behind the wheel.

Applying for this year’s scholarship

To apply for our 2023 GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys “Texts=Wrecks” scholarship, students must:

  • Be a high school senior on track to graduate, or be a student enrolled in an accredited four-year university/college, or be currently enrolled in a two-year college and planning to transfer to a four-year university/college upon completion
  • Have earned or will earn your high school diploma from a Virginia high school
  • Have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be a U.S. citizen or hold Permanent Residency status
  • DACA recipients are welcome to apply.
  • Submit an essay that answers the question in our prompt, and fill out the application form by Tuesday, May 16, 2023

“Tests=Wrecks” Essay prompt

Qualifying students are invited to submit an essay between 500 and 1,000 words that answers the following question:

When you go to college, you’re essentially moving from the passenger seat of life into the driver’s seat. Now, you’ll be making your own choices, both good and bad. At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we’re passionate about preventing senseless accidents by encouraging people to make good choices—like choosing not to drive distracted, or choosing not to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

How are you going to take what you’ve learned so far in life to make these types of decisions now that you’re an adult? How will you, or how have you already, encouraged others to make wise choices as well, especially about their driving?

What happens next?

Our team will carefully read all the essays and announce the scholarship winner on June 6, 2023.

Scholarship details:

  • Closing date: Tuesday, May 16
  • Finalists announced: Tuesday, May 30
  • $1000 scholarship winner announced: Tuesday, June 6

To learn more

Check out our blog and our Facebook page for updates on this year’s scholarship and other safe driving campaigns from GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys.

You can read essays submitted by past winners here.

If you have any questions, contact Beth Gibson at [email protected] or (804) 413-6777.

We look forward to reading your essays, and good luck!

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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.

  • Safety Education
    GibsonSingleton launches a “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
  • Annual Coat Drive
    During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
  • Hands-on Service
    John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
  • Supporting Local Schools
    The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.