Abraham Watkins Annual Text Free Texas Scholarship Program Begins April 1

Scholarship Opportunity Available to Students Who Pledge to Not Text When Driving

Text Free Texas

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Houston, Texas, law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz is once again hosting the Text Free Texas Scholarship Contest. Three scholarships will be awarded to selected students who meet the criteria and draft a pledge that describes why they commit to not text and drive.

The 2015 Text Free Texas Scholarship Program

The 2015 Text Free Texas contest is open to students in grades 10 through 12 at these Houston high schools:

  • Westside High School
  • Carnegie Vanguard High School
  • Hope Academy Charter

Students entering the contest must pledge not to text and drive in up to 250 words. The statement must be submitted in a post to either the law firm's Facebook or Google+ page and include the student's name, high school, grade, and #TxtFreeTX.

The firm will announce the three scholarship winners on May 1 after reviewing the eligible entries received.

Prepare For The Future, Save A Life

Why has our law firm created this scholarship program? It's simple. We have seen all too often the consequences of distracted driving, specifically texting while driving. A large proportion of serious and fatal accidents -- at least 25 percent -- are the result of distracted driving which includes texting, talking on the phone, emailing, or searching on the internet. At least half of all high school students of driving age admit to texting while driving. The purpose of this scholarship program is to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving among those who are most vulnerable - teen drivers.

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