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Accepting Applications for Spring 2023



Distracted driving, including due to texting and other cell phone use, is a serious issue that leads to hundreds of thousands of accidents and injuries in the United States each year. The problem is especially prominent among teen and young adult drivers, and teens are also at a greater risk of being the victim of a distracted driving accident.

At Kanoski Bresney, we want to support students who do their part to fight the problem of distracted driving. Through the Kansoki Bresney Stand Up to Distracted Driving Scholarship program, we are offering five scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each, to students in the U.S. who are pursuing higher education at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

You are eligible for the Kanoski Bresney Stand Up to Distracted Driving Scholarship if the following are true:


  • You are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university, and your education will continue through at least the Spring 2023 semester.

  • OR

  • You are a high school senior who will be starting your college or university education in Spring 2023.

  • You are a U.S. citizen.

  • You have a current overall GPA of at least 3.0.



Application Instructions



In order to be considered for the scholarship, you must submit a 1,000-word essay responding to the following prompt:

How has distracted driving affected your life? What ideas do you have to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving and prevent this behavior among young drivers?

Your essay should be double-spaced, with 12-point font and one-inch margins, and saved as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file with a file name that includes your first and last name.

In addition to your essay, you will need to submit a current academic transcript, contact information including your name, phone number, address, and email address, and a professional photograph of yourself.

The deadline to apply is December 8, 2022


Selection of Scholarship Winners



Applications will be judged by the attorneys and staff at Kanoski Bresney based on the following criteria:

Thoughtfulness and originality of the ideas

Organization, clarity, and writing mechanics of the essay

Adherence to the eligibility criteria and application instructions

The winners will be selected and notified by January 23, 2023, and Kanoski Bresney will coordinate with your college or university to submit your scholarship award. The winners must consent to the use of their name, essay, and likeness for Kanoski Bresney’s marketing and promotional purposes.

Fall 2022 Stand Up to Distracted Driving Scholarship Winners

We are excited to announce the Fall 2022 recipients of the Kanoski Bresney Stand Up to Distracted Driving Scholarship! These five students were selected from more than 200 applicants, and we are honored to support them as they continue their education.

Jessica Vickery

Jessica Vickery

University of Notre Dame

Hana Holman

Hana Holman

Loyola University Chicago

Ciara Jones

Ciara Jones

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Morgan M. Purtill

Morgan M. Purtill

Loyola University Chicago

Nathaniel Smith

Nathaniel Smith

The University of Central Florida


Contact Kanoski Bresney With Your Questions



If you have questions regarding the scholarship program or the application process, click here to contact us.

We look forward to your applications!

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