Sacramento Driving as a Family Scholarship (2023)

Closed. Deadline has passed for this scholarship opportunity.

At, we are a family. We work together to support and encourage our clients as they navigate their car accident injury claims for the first time. So, we know just how important families are for the critical moments in life.

Similarly, for Sacramento teens, learning to drive is one of the biggest life moments. You open the driver door, sit down in front of the wheel, and it suddenly feels like you have never sat in a car before in your entire life. Fortunately, many of us have had supportive family members to help teach and encourage us as we navigate Sacramento's roads for the first time.

With this in mind, we would like to offer a scholarship to a student whose family has helped them become a safer driver.

Scholarship Submission

Please write an engaging essay about how your family has helped you to become a better driver on Sacramento's streets. Your family does not need to be parents but can be anyone you consider to be your "family," people near and dear to your heart who help support you at life's every turn.

  • Explain what this family member did to help you become a better driver. Be specific.
  • The essay should be roughly 500 words.
  • Essays will be judged based on writing semantics (grammar, spelling, etc.), originality, and inspiration.
Scholarship Information

Award: One student will be awarded $1,000; (nonrenewable) to be paid directly to their college or university admissions office.

Deadline: The scholarship application deadline is May 14, 2023. We will contact the awarded student in June 2023.


All applicants should:

  • Be high school and college students
  • Currently have a 3.0 GPA or higher
To Apply:
  1. Name (First & last)
  2. Email address
  3. Phone number
  4. Address
  5. Birth date
  6. Current High School
  7. College you plan on attending
  8. Degree you are seeking
  9. Current GPA (cumulative)
  10. How did you hear about the scholarship?

We'll post our favorites here on this website, along with your picture. 

Privacy Policy: has a Privacy Policy for all applicant submissions. These submissions will be exclusively for our office use. No third parties will be granted access to applications that we collect during this process. At the time of the deadline, we will then evaluate all submissions and contact the selected applicant. 

See some previously awarded student's essays below:

Client Reviews
"Me and my wife; had a car accident. We were amazed how easy, professional, friendly attorney Ed Smith is along with his staff. Everybody is amazing. Thank you so much, we are very impressed!" Alex & Dinah M.
"Ed Smith and his office team took on a difficult personal injury case on my behalf and for the passenger in my car. Ed is a top- notch attorney. His staff couldn't have been more helpful and kind. No need to look elsewhere. I give Ed Smith my highest recommendation." Beverly
"Ed and Robert have been taking great care of my husband and I for the past 5+ years. They are always there when you have a problem and a quick resolution! Even when the issues have nothing to do with them. They are willing to help ease the pain off your shoulders. They are as good as it gets! Thank you again for everything." Annie T.
"Very professional. Great team, staff and service all around. Mr Smith was very honest, straight forward with his advice. He gives the word "attorney" an honest reputation. I will seek his council anytime, and would recommend him at the drop of a dime." Jeremy M.
"I would highly recommend Ed Smith to any friends or family in need of a personal injury attorney. Ed, and his staff, are very caring on top of being very experienced in this field. The staff always keeps you informed of the status of your case and they are always easy to reach by phone." Shannon D.
"Edward Smith law offices provide competent, thorough, and personable help for victims of personal injury. When you first meet the staff you know you contacted the right office. This law office treats clients like people. I recommend this office to anyone seeking representation regarding personal injury." David M.