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 $5000 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 ingenuityOpen 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.