The Law Office of Chain, Cohn and Stiles has launched the Guided Partners in Safety Scholarship, which is aimed to financially support local high school students through their driver’s education training while keeping safety at the forefront.

Among the qualifications, applicants must:

• Have a GPA of at least a 2.5

• Be enrolled in a Kern County high school

• Write a maximum 200-word creative essay answering: “Why do you want to drive?”

Students can apply at chainlaw.com and send scholarship questions to gpsscholarship2020@gmail.com.

The deadline to apply is March 31. A full list of qualifications and other pertinent scholarship information can be found at chainlaw.com.

Auto accidents are the No. 1 killer of American teenagers, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Association. Six teenagers ages 16 to 19 die every day in the United States from motor vehicle crash injuries. Distracted driving, excessive speed and lack of seatbelt use are major dangers and causes of teen driver crashes.

The GPS Scholarship aims to support a new generation of safe teen drivers, according to a news release.

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(1) comment

scottybob

WOW! This is a great idea. Can we citizens, supportive of our youngsters, pitch in through the law firm? 55 years ago, when I hit driving age, our high school had daily drivers' courses available for free. I had already done plenty of practice driving with my parents, but still remember many of the tips given to me by that teacher. Lets help our kids stay alive!

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