Driving Geeks College Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2018, 11:59 pm PST
Amount: $500
Renewable: No
Essay Theme: “What Impact Will Self-Driving Cars Have on Society and the Economy?”

With the emergence of driverless cars, the potential for changes to the economy and society arises. Here at Driving Geeks, while we think that the technology is pretty cool since it brought us things like portable jump starters, we are also concerned about the consequences that the world at large will face as these vehicles become a greater part of society. And we’d like to hear what you think about that.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • You are a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident (international transfer students are eligible if enrolling in a US institution).
  • You have been accepted to an accredited undergraduate/post graduate program or college located in the United States for the Summer 2018 or Fall 2018 semester. The program can be a two or four year vocational, college or university. You must be enrolled full-time.

Scholarship Application Requirements

  • Complete the application form below
  • Write an original 1,000 – 2,500 word essay on the required theme (submit in PDF format)
  • Submit proof of enrollment from academic institution (submit in PDF format)

Previous Winners

  • 2017 winner = Kennedy Maxwell, Muhlenberg College, Class of 2021

Scholarship Application

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline?

The deadline for entry is April 15, 2018, 11:59 pm PST.

When will the scholarship funds be available?

The funds will be available for the 2018-2019 school year (including Summer 2018 semester, if enrolled).

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, it is a single semester scholarship. New scholarships will be available each year. You may re-apply each year.

How many scholarships are available? And how much are they?

One (1) scholarship is available of $500.

How is a winner determined?

The winning submission will be the applicant who meets or exceeds the eligibility requirements and submits an essay that answers the required topic and demonstrates good creative thinking and reasoning skills.

When will the winner be selected? How will they be notified?

A winner will be selected by April 30, 2018. Driving Geeks will notify the winner by email. In the event the winner does not respond within 72 hours of the initial contact attempt a new winner will be chosen.

What about eligibility verification?

Prior to collecting the scholarship award the winner will be required to verify their school status and other eligibility requirements.

Can I mail in a paper application?

No, we do not accept any paper applications. Please use the electronic submission form above.

How can the scholarship be used?

The funds may be use for tuition at an accredited college or used to cover other educational expenses at an accredited college.

Terms and Conditions

All submitted materials become the property of Driving Geeks and may be reprinted online on this site.

The winning essay will be selected solely by the staff of Driving Geeks. Selection criteria is based on writing skills and content.

The winner of the scholarship will be contacted by email and the winner’s name will be posted on this page by May 10, 2018.

The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the college of the winner to be used on tuition, room & board, books, and other related educational costs. If you are not a full-time student, then you forfeit the award and it goes to the runner-up.

Questions about this scholarship can be sent to: [email protected]

All entries subject to our privacy policy. Driving Geeks values your privacy and does not share any private information obtained via the scholarship application with third-parties. Your private information is only used to validate eligibility for the scholarship.

About Driving Geeks

Driving Geeks is an automotive publishing company that helps educate and entertain automobile enthusiasts all over the world on things like the best car wax. We are a part of Skipblast Digital LLC, an entity licensed in the state of Nevada.