Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm started the Safe Adolescent Driving Scholarship to give back to our community while helping students think critically about how they can be a safe driver. As a personal injury law firm, we see the aftermath of car accidents way too often, and we feel obligated to do our part in helping new drivers understand the dangers that come with being behind the wheel.
Through this scholarship, we are able to encourage applicants to share their ideas on how they can drive safely and do their best to make sure they never end up in an accident.
To learn more about this scholarship, visit the Safe Adolescent Driving Scholarship page.
2020-2021 Winner: Mara Land
Mara’s Response: With much gratitude, thank you to Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm for selecting me for the 2021 Safe Adolescent Driving Scholarship! When I received the news that I won the scholarship, I felt an incredible sense of encouragement. The timing of this award is perfect, as I recently drove nearly 1500 miles to move onto campus at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. The scholarship funds will assist me with covering college expenses.
I’m starting my sophomore year and will graduate in May of 2024 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Ethics. During the next three years of college, I will be narrowing down more clearly how I would like to use my training and education and where I would prefer to live. No matter where I live or work, however, I will continue to advocate for other deaf and hard of hearing people and those with communication differences. I plan to continue to help with policy changes through public testimony with the single goal of improving communication access.
Again, thank you very much for selecting me as this year’s winner. This generous scholarship will help me immensely.
2019 Winner: Addison Stone
Addison’s Reaction: Humbly I am honored to be named the recipient of the 2019 Safe Adolescent Driving Scholarship offered by Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm. What an incredible blessing! When I received your email that announced my award, I was overjoyed. I am immensely grateful for your support of my education.
I am a junior in the Honors Scholar Program at Texas Woman’s University. With over 2500 hours of volunteerism in the past five years, my compassion compels me. In the spring of 2019, I graduated high school, and due to my dedication, I will complete my bachelor’s degree a full year early. During my first year at college, I was named to the Chancellor’s List by earning a perfect 4.0 GPA both semesters. I was also elected as the Historian for the Teaching Artist Network and I am on the Recruitment Committee for the Honors Scholar Program. These accomplishments highlight my educational drive while being selflessly well-rounded.
Because of my love for the arts, in my free time, you will find me drawing, hand-lettering, playing one of four instruments, singing, or painting. I love the arts. With my goal to become an art teacher, I intend to graduate Summa Cum Ladue with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education. While I pursue my degree, I will continue mentoring pre-teen girls in the Denton, Texas community and serving youth abroad. After I complete my degree I will become a high school art teacher. Thanks to Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm, I am one step closer to reaching my education and career goals. While teaching I will continue to empower others through my compassionate servant-leadership, much like I do today. By helping others achieve their dreams, I will achieve mine.
Thank you again for your investment in my education. By awarding me the 2019 Safe Adolescent Driving Scholarship, you are allowing me to focus on the most important aspect of college, learning. In the future, I will pour into my students and help them achieve their goals as you have helped me. Because of generous support from scholarship sponsors like Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm, I am able to continue my studies. Thank you for making this possible and know that your generosity will be paid forward many times over.
Humbly HIS servant,
To learn more about the Safe Adolescent Driving Scholarship, click here.