General Information (PDF)
Application Form (PDF)
Applicant’s Statement (PDF)
Recommendation Form (PDF)
DRIVE SMART SCHOLARSHIPS
FOR DRIVER EDUCATION
Scholarship applications will be available to download online at www.drive-smart.org OR printed copies of the application will be available in the guidance offices of Evergreen High School and Conifer High School starting January 31, 2013. Applications are due on or before March 15, 2013. Applicants will be notified in late April 2013.
Applicants must be 14 years, 10 months by March 15, 2013.
WHY IS DRIVER EDUCATION NEEDED?
Teenagers have more traffic crashes, resulting in higher insurance, injuries and death. Research has shown the driving problems of teenagers to be the result of driving inexperience, lack of adequate driving skills, driving during high risk hours, risk taking, and poor driving judgment and decision-making. In the mountains areas, there are other contributing factors, including road conditions and weather.
Driver Education can help reduce traffic crashes by giving students a better understanding of how drivers interact with the driving environment, knowledge about the driving process, improved driving skills, and better risk perception and decision-making. While parents and guardians have an important role to play in teaching their children to drive, they can be assisted and supported through Driver Education.
The scholarships are designed to offer driver education classes to students who, due to financial or other circumstances, would not otherwise have the opportunity to take them. Up to 20 scholarships are available from Master Drive and DriveSafe Driving Schools, and are made possible by the generosity of the driving schools and Drive Smart.