Car Accident Concussion Awareness Scholarship (Deadline: September 1, 2018)
Who Can Apply: This $1,000 scholarship is for any person in the United States seeking post-secondary education. All majors, degrees, and learning goals are eligible to apply.
Submission: Essay Topic:
You’re driving into Boston to visit your friend who is just finishing up his/her first year at “College U”. You’re unfamiliar with the crazy streets of Boston and cell phone GPS keeps losing signal, telling you to take the next left even though you know you’re pretty sure you need to go right onto Columbia Road to get on 93 north. Meanwhile, your friends are arguing over who deserves more credit for the Patriots success, Tom Brady or Bill Belichick. You start to chime in as you merge onto Columbia – and bam! You’ve been hit from behind and your car is hurtling across the road. You’ve been in a car accident. Your adrenaline is through the roof and your head is bleeding from hitting the side paneling. You’re seeing stars and are confused.
Next thing you know you’re sitting on the curb with people telling you to lie down. Your friends don’t seem to be too hurt and aside from a little blood and be disorientated you think your fine. The paramedics approach you and ask if you want treatment. You don’t want to seem like a wimp and you assume that ringing in your ears will go away eventually.
Do you go with the paramedics? Why or why not?
Deadline: September 1, 2018