2014 TxtFreeTX Scholarship Contest Starts Today

Text Free Texas Scholarship Program Now Available To Teens Who Pledge To Drive Without Texting

The Houston law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz is hosting the Text Free Texas Scholarship Contest during Distracted Driving Awareness Month

(Houston, TX) April 1 is the beginning of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the first day that entries are being accepted for Abraham Watkins' Text Free Texas Scholarship Contest (#TxtFreeTX). This scholarship program promotes safe teen driving habits by encouraging students to pledge not to text and drive.

This is the second year that the Houston law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz has sponsored the Text Free Texas Scholarship Contest.

Scholarship Details And Eligibility Requirements

Four $250 scholarships will be awarded through the Text Free Texas Scholarship Program. To be eligible for one of the scholarships, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be enrolled in grades 10 through 12 at El Campo High School, Lee High School, Waltrip High School or Eastwood Academy
  2. Pledge not to text and drive in no longer than 150 words
  3. Include your grade, school attending and #TxtFreeTX
  4. Submit your pledge on Abraham Watkins' Facebook or Google+ pages

The firm will choose a scholarship recipient in May from each of the four schools from the eligible entries received.

Prepare For The Future, Save A Life

In 2012, distracted driving was responsible for 3,328 traffic accident deaths and 421,000 injuries nationwide. According to federal statistics, 11 percent of teens involved in fatal traffic accidents were distracted and cellphone use was a major source of driver distraction.

The Text Free Texas Scholarship Program is intended to help raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving among Houston teens. Currently, a quarter of teens text every time that they drive, and 20 percent of teens carry on extensive text conversations behind the wheel.

At Abraham Watkins, our team of personal injury attorneys has seen firsthand the devastation that just one text can cause. Our Houston law firm encourages everyone to take a stand to stop the number of tragic crashes caused by cellphone use.

Take the pledge. Save a life. Save your own life. Help us make this a Text Free Texas. #TxtFreeTX