$3,000 scholarship available to high school seniors in Tennessee$3,000 scholarship available to high school seniors in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn., (March 2, 2021) — The deadline is quickly approaching for high school seniors in Tennessee to apply for the Reduce TN Crashes Scholarship Award. Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2021.
AAA - The Auto Club Group joins the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for a second year to offer the Reduce TN Crashes Scholarship Award. The THSO and AAA – The Auto Club Group will reward one exemplary high school senior in Tennessee with a $3,000 scholarship for working with the THSO’s Reduce TN Crashes program to improve teen driver safety within their local community.
All high school seniors in Tennessee are encouraged to apply. In order to be considered, the student must be a current high school senior who will attend a college or university in Tennessee. The student must be nominated by a principal, teacher, mentor, or school resource officer. The student is also required to write an essay explaining how they participated in Reduce TN Crashes activities during the 2017 – 2021 school years to educate other students about driver safety. Any participation in the Reduce TN Crashes Program since 2017 can be used to apply for this scholarship.
Each application submission will be judged based on the quality and content of the student nomination and essay. The scholarship will be awarded to the student who best demonstrates strong leadership skills, school involvement, volunteerism, and advocacy for teen driver safety. In order to apply, the student must register their high school at www.ReduceTNCrashes.org then submit the student nomination and essay to www.ReduceTNCrashes.org/Scholarship by March 31, 2021.
In May 2020, the first Reduce TN Crashes Scholarship Award was granted to Ms. Dana White during her senior year at David Crockett High School in Jonesborough. Ms. White now attends East Tennessee State University to pursue a degree in nursing. The second Reduce TN Crashes Scholarship Award recipient will be announced in May 2021.
About AAA - The Auto Club Group
About The Tennessee Highway Safety Office
The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) is a division of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security advocating for traffic safety. The THSO works in tandem with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to implement statewide programs addressing occupant protection, impaired driving, speed enforcement, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and crash data collection and analysis. Programs administered by the THSO are 100 percent federally funded. The THSO’s mission is to effectively develop, implement, and evaluate these programs. To learn more, please visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.