Texting and driving poses a serious safety hazard for young drivers in Alabama. To spread the message about the dangers of texting and driving, Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., is sponsoring the first annual Driver Safety Scholarship contest.

Our law firm will award three scholarships to 2018 graduating seniors and/or rising freshmen in Alabama colleges and universities who create an original essay public service announcements explaining the dangers of texting and driving and practical steps to ending this momentous problem.

Sending text messages takes drivers’ eyes off the road, their hands off the wheel and their mind off the task of driving and remaining alert for oncoming traffic. What can we do in Alabama as a community to convey to young drivers that texting and driving leads to serious and avoidable accidents? We’re confident our young people have some good ideas.

To enter the contest, you’ll need to submit a minimum of 1000 word essay or a video essay. We’re seeking clever, well researched ideas that offer a fresh take on the dangers of texting and driving. The tone can be light-hearted or serious, as long as it’s informative, helpful and original. Also submit a signed and scanned application form along with a digital photo of yourself.

The deadline for submitting entries is 11:59 p.m. CDT April. 13, 2018.

As a law firm active in Alabama, Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., is dedicated to making our state a safer place to live and raise families. We recognize that our young people are our communities’ most precious resource. We are committed to helping Alabama students receive a college education to pursue their career goals.

We wish you the best of luck and look forward to receiving your scholarship contest entries.

For questions about the Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., Driver Safety Scholarship contest, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.


Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., will provide the following awards to winners of our Scholarship contest. First and second place winners will be determined by a review committee.

  • First Place: $2000
  • Second Place: $1200
  • Third Place: $1000

The cash prizes will be awarded as a check from the law firm of Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., and must be used to pay for college tuition and education-related expenses.


You must submit a complete entry package by 11:59 p.m. CDT December 31, 2014.

All submissions become the property of Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., to distribute and reproduce at its discretion.

The entrants agree that Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., will have the right to use their image and video for marketing purposes.


The essay contest is open to high school seniors as well as college and university students in Alabama, who are enrolled at a four-year college or university program.

Applicants will submit a completed application with head shot photo, and their essay entry using our online form.

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