The Fitch Law Firm is awarding a Truck Accident Awareness Scholarship to a promising college student who can share solutions for helping reduce trucking accidents on our roads. The $2,500 academic award can go toward tuition, books, and other education-related expenses.
We know that our nation’s economy heavily depends on the trucking industry, which employs at least 3.5 million people in the U.S., according to the United States Census Bureau. Still, commercial trucks are highly dangerous, and accidents involving them cause fatalities and severe injuries. We believe our highways, byways, and local roads are among the most dangerous places for vehicles, and more must be done to make them safer for road and non-road users.
The deadline to apply for the Truck Accident Awareness Scholarship is June 15, 2023. Please note that we will not consider any applications we receive after the deadline.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
The Fitch Law Firm’s Truck Accident Awareness Scholarship is open to any undergraduate or graduate student. Here are the criteria all applicants must meet:
- 3.0 or higher GPA (unofficial transcript must accompany the application)
- Admitted to or enrolled in an accredited college/university or graduate school
- Be a United States citizen or otherwise authorized to work or attend school in the United States
- Write and submit a 1,000- to 1,500-word original essay on the proposed topic (see below)
- Applying for the scholarship using the form on this page
- You must agree to the scholarship’s terms and conditions .
- Submit the necessary application materials
Applicants Must Write a Public Safety Announcement about Truck Safety
Truck accidents have caused more than 4,000 deaths in recent years, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). As part of the scholarship application, we ask applicants to get creative and share their thoughts and ideas in an original essay to raise awareness of commercial truck accidents and promote road safety measures for large trucks.
The essay can be between 1,000 and 1,500 words. While we encourage innovative thinking, we also want to hear practicable solutions, so please keep this in mind as you write your essay.
Our Scholarship Committee Will Review All Submissions
We urge all eligible applicants to apply. After the deadline passes, our scholarship selection committee will review all submissions and check for the above-mentioned requirements. The decision-making process can take one to three months. We won’t be able to notify no-winners. But if you have won the scholarship, we will reach out and contact you.
The Fitch Law Firm cannot accept calls, emails, or other communications about the scholarship for legal reasons. Interested applicants can find the details they need in the information shared above. We will reach out to contact you if we need any further information.
About the Fitch Law Firm
The Fitch Law Firm is a personal injury law firm serving clients in Ohio, including people hurt in commercial truck accidents. We know firsthand how devastating these accidents can be. Survivors of these collisions can be forever changed in many ways after an accident of this kind, which is why we set out to help them recover the compensation they need to rebuild after their damages.
We have helped injured Ohioans for over 30 years and would like to help you. Call us today about your injury case. You can get legal counsel and direction as we can let your options and how our lawyer can help.