AIEZ Driver Safety Scholarship Contest

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Chris Tepedino is a feature writer that has written extensively about auto insurance for numerous websites. He has a college degree in communication from the University of Tennessee and has experience reporting, researching investigative pieces, and crafting detailed, data-driven features. His works have been featured on CB Blog Nation, Flow Words, Healing Law, WIBW Kansas, and ...

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Rachael Brennan has been working in the insurance industry since 2006 when she began working as a licensed insurance representative for 21st Century Insurance, during which time she earned her Property and Casualty license in all 50 states. After several years she expanded her insurance expertise, earning her license in Health and AD&D insurance as well. She has worked for small health in...

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UPDATED: Apr 11, 2022

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UPDATE: The scholarship contest is now over, and the winner has been picked. For more information about the winning entry and/or our honorable mentions, click here.

Update: If you weren’t able to apply to our contest in time, don’t worry! The overwhelming success of our scholarship program has inspired us to start a new contest. You can find the details to apply by clicking here.

AIEZ is the leading internet provider of auto insurance comparison shopping. With our help and informative resources, drivers young and old have been able to save hundreds of thousands of dollars on their monthly automotive insurance bills. And now, we’re expanding our ability to help drivers save money by offering the first ever AIEZ Driver Safety Scholarship Contest.

We understand that in these trying times, college expenses are only growing more burdensome. Experts estimate that college tuition and expenses are raising at a rate of 5% per year, every year. In order to help the young people of this country ease that financial burden on themselves, we’re asking young, ambitious high school students to submit entries to our Driver Safety Scholarship Contest.

Essay prompt: In 2015, after nearly a decade of steady decline, the rate of automobile accident fatalities shot up by over 10% in a single year. In 1,500 words or less, do your best to answer the following:

  • What can the nation as a whole do to decrease automotive accidents and promote driver safety?
  • What can/should states do to decrease automotive accidents and promote driver safety?
  • What should cities, towns, municipalities, and local communities do to decrease automotive accidents and promote driver safety?
  • What can you, as an individual and a young driver, do to decrease automotive accidents and promote driver safety?

Award Amount: $1,000

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2017

Diver safety is a huge concern for us here at It’s also a huge concern for car insurance companies. When driver safety becomes a secondary issue and traffic accidents begin to rise, especially fatal ones, everybody suffers. Our essay contest, in addition to helping the youth of America pay for a higher education, serves to raise awareness about this growing problem in our society.

In 2015, there were over 35,000 traffic-related deaths in the United States. Regardless of circumstances, the vast majority of lives lost can be attributed to driver safety (or, rather, a lack thereof). Unsafe habits such as drunk driving, speeding, driving-while-texting, and distracted driving are taking the lives of beloved family members and sending tragic ripple effects through local communities.

Many automotive insurance companies encourage driver safety with lucrative discounts, lower rates for safe drivers, and a push towards more driver training education. They are doing their part. But can local communities do more? Should we be doing more at the state level? And are there any steps that the federal government can take to make sure that dangerous driving stops taking so many lives? In your essay, try your best to tackle these important driver safety issues. All entries should be submitted to [email protected]. Our top picks will win scholarship money towards the school of their choice, and all of our winners (plus some honorable mentions) will have a chance to be featured on our website!

AIEZ has been helping drivers get the best price for their monthly automobile insurance premiums for over a decade. Our online tools help consumers search for and compare prices from major providers in a matter of minutes. Our domain is also an informational resource for tips on insurance buying, driving laws and, of course, how to be a safe driver.

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