The personal injury attorneys at Warren & Kallianos have seen the devastating outcomes of driver distraction far too many times. We want to raise awareness about this dangerous habit in an effort to end car crashes caused by inattention.


Our firm is offering a total of $3,000 in scholarship money to students who write the most insightful essays on the topic of preventing car accidents caused by distracted driving.

The lawyers at Warren & Kallianos appreciate the value of a good education as the foundation for a productive and fulfilling career. We are proud to launch our annual scholarship program to assist young people in furthering their educations.

Eligibility to Enter the Scholarship Competition

We invite students from across the United States to enter the competition by submitting an essay. The contest is open to students who meet the following criteria:

• High school juniors and seniors
• Students currently enrolled in 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities

Applicants who are 17 years old or younger need to provide parental consent to enter. International students, those who are not U.S. citizens, and residents of U.S. territories are not eligible. Employees of Warren & Kallianos and their immediate family members are also not eligible.


first prize

$1,500 Scholarship


second prize

$1,000 Scholarship


third prize

$500 Scholarship

Each winner will receive a check from the law firm of Warren & Kallianos. These funds must be used to pay for education-related expenses. Any applicable federal, state, and local taxes on the scholarship will be the sole responsibility of the scholarship recipients.

Essay Topic for the Scholarship Competition

Drivers have always faced distractions on the road. The problem became significantly worse with the advent of cellphones and smartphones that allow motorists to chat, send text messages, engage in social media, and even surf the internet or watch videos – all at a time when their attention should be focused on safe driving. New drivers who are just developing their skills are particularly vulnerable to distractions.

How can we combat this problem? We invite you to share your perspective on distracted driving by submitting an essay that addresses ONE OF these topics:

How has distracted driving impacted you personally when it comes to social media, texting and using mobile apps?

What actions can local, state and federal governments take help minimize accidents related to distracted driving without overly restricting personal freedoms?

What can individuals do to hold themselves accountable to driving more safely?

Application and Essay Requirements

Essays must address one of the above topics and contain at least 500 words, but no more than 1,000. Your essay must be your own original work. Plagiarism is a serious violation and will result in automatic disqualification.

Entries must be sent by email to: Your submission must include:

  • Your essay as a Word document (in .doc or .docx format)
  • A digital photo of yourself (in .jpg or .png format)
  • A copy of your school transcript or proof of enrollment
  • A coversheet with:
    • Your name, address, and contact phone number
    • A short bio (just two or three sentences) describing yourself
    • The name and address of your school
    • A signature of a parent or guardian (if you are younger than 18)
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