The Fitch Law Firm, a longtime traffic safety advocate, proudly announces its new Truck Accident Awareness Scholarship. This is the first time we have given a $2,500 academic award to a deserving college student who shares our belief that truck safety is essential to everyone’s well-being, including those not behind the wheel.
Our ‘Why’ Behind the Truck Accident Awareness Scholarship
Commercial trucking is a significant lifeline for our nation’s economy, as we depend on truck drivers to deliver our goods, such as clothing, food, gas, and much more. The thriving industry’s large trucks are dangerous vehicles when they get into accidents, especially with passenger cars. The number of truck accident fatalities continues to rise.While numerous initiatives raise awareness of this pressing issue, the Fitch Law Firm believes there is still room for improvement. We want to hear from our best and brightest about this vital matter and see what solutions they have.
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 new Truck Accident Awareness Scholarship is open to any undergraduate or graduate student who meets the following criteria:
- 3.0 or higher GPA
- Enrolled or admitted to a college or graduate school
- Be a U.S citizen or authorized to work or attend school
- Compose a 1,000 to 1,500-word original essay on the given topic
- Apply using the form on this page
- You agree to the scholarship’s terms and conditions
- Submit any needed application materials
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.
Scholarship Application Deadline: What You Need to Know
The deadline to apply for the Truck Accident Awareness Scholarship is June 15, 2023.
Please be aware that applications received after the deadline cannot be considered.
What Happens After the Scholarship Application Is Submitted?
The decision process could take one to three months, depending on the number of applications received. If you have won the scholarship, we can reach out and contact you.
Previous Truck Accident Awareness Scholarship Awareness 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.
Contact Fitch Law Firm Today
For more than 30 years, our legal team at The Fitch Law Firm has helped Ohioans with various losses, including those suffered in truck accidents on our state’s highways and roads. The losses in these cases can be permanently damaging and life-changing. We fight hard for our client’s physical, mental, and financial recoveries.
If you or a loved one is seeking damages after a truck accident in Ohio, you can contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about how our firm can help. We can review the accident, advise you of the legal recourse you must recover your damages and hold the negligent party accountable for the accident.