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"This is the first time we give a $2,500 academic award to a deserving student who shares our belief that truck safety is essential to everyone's well-being, including those not behind the wheel."
COLUMBUS, OH, November 19, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Fitch Law Firm, a longtime traffic safety advocate, proudly announces its new Truck Accident Awareness Scholarship. This is the first time we have given a $2,500 academic award to a deserving college student who shares our belief that truck safety is essential to everyone's well-being, including those not behind the wheel.
We know that our nation's economy heavily depends on the trucking industry, which employs at least 3.5 million people in the U.S., according to the United States Census Bureau. Still, commercial trucks are highly dangerous, and accidents involving them cause fatalities and severe injuries. We believe our highways, byways, and local roads are among the most dangerous places for vehicles, and more must be done to make them safer for road and non-road users.
The deadline to apply for the Truck Accident Awareness Scholarship is June 15, 2023. The Fitch Law Firm's Truck Accident Awareness Scholarship is open to any undergraduate or graduate student. Here are the criteria all applicants must meet:
- 3.0 or higher GPA (unofficial transcript must accompany the application)
- Admitted to or enrolled in an accredited college/university or graduate school
- Be a United States citizen or otherwise authorized to work or attend school in the United States
- Write and submit a 1,000- to 1,500-word original essay on the proposed topic (see below)
- Applying for the scholarship using the form on this page
- You must agree to the scholarship's terms and conditions.
- Submit the necessary application materials
Truck accidents have caused more than 4,000 deaths in recent years, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). As part of the scholarship application, we ask applicants to get creative and share their thoughts and ideas in an original essay to raise awareness of commercial truck accidents and promote road safety measures for large trucks.
The essay can be between 1,000 and 1,500 words. While we encourage innovative thinking, we also want to hear practicable solutions, so students can keep this in mind as they write their essays.
The Fitch Law Firm wishes all participating students good luck and looks forward to considering the applications sent in throughout the Truck Accident Awareness Scholarship's debut year.
About the Fitch Law Firm
The Fitch Law Firm is a personal injury law firm serving clients in Ohio, including people hurt in commercial truck accidents. We know firsthand how devastating these accidents can be. Survivors of these collisions can be forever changed in many ways after an accident of this kind, which is why we set out to help them recover the compensation they need to rebuild after their damages.
We have helped injured Ohioans for over 30 years and would like to help you. Contact us today about your injury case. You can get legal counsel and direction as we can let your options and how our lawyer can help.
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