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Over the last five years, the number of traffic fatalities in Indiana has steadily risen, according to Indiana University Public Policy Institute statistics. These numbers reflect a national trend. What things can we do better at a local level to prevent these deadly crashes and make our roads safer?

The personal injury attorneys of Truitt Law Offices invite you to share your thoughts and experiences and to compete for one of our three scholarship prizes worth a combined $1,750. We are now accepting entries from students nationwide for our annual Scholarship Essay & Video Competition.

Please read more about the competition below and take advantage of this opportunity to compete for scholarship funds.

To enter, you must submit your essay or video by June 5, 2020.


Each winner will receive a check from Truitt Law Offices. The winners must use these funds to pay for education-related expenses. Winners will be solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes which apply to the scholarship award.

Our prizes are:

1st place


2nd place


3rd place



Your essay or video must address this topic:

What is your school or community currently doing to promote safer driving?
In your opinion, what should they be doing?


To compete in our law firm’s 2020 Scholarship Essay & Video Competition, you must be a student who is a U.S. resident or an international student who is studying at a U.S. school who is a:

  • High school junior or senior, or
  • Student currently enrolled in two-year or four-year college or university
  • Student currently enrolled in graduate school.

If you are younger than age 18, you must provide parental consent to enter. Employees of Truitt Law Offices, Consultwebs, Inc., and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter this competition.


To enter our 2020 Scholarship Essay & Video Competition, you must submit:

  • An essay of 600 words or less (in .doc or .docx format) or
  • A video of two minutes or shorter (in .avi or .mp4 format).

We will allow only one essay or video per student. The essay or video must cite all information sources. The essay or video must also be an original work. Plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification.

You must submit your essay or video to


You must submit your complete entry by our June 5, 2020 deadline.

Our selection committee will choose the scholarship winners. The committee’s decisions will be final.

We will announce our two scholarship winners on July 3, 2020.

We will use the contact information submitted in the application to notify the winners. Our law firm will also announce the winners on our website.

In addition to your essay or video, you must also submit:

  • A cover sheet that contains the following:
  • Your name, address and phone number
  • Name and address of your school
  • Your photograph (in .jpeg format)
  • A brief, 2-3 sentence bio that describes yourself
  • If you are younger than age 18, the signature of a parent or guardian.


When you submit your application to our 2020 Scholarship Essay & Video Competition, you:

  • Acknowledge that Truitt Law Offices owns all rights to publish, distribute and promote your essay or video.
  • Grant Truitt Law Offices the right to use your name, biographical information and photo for marketing and other purposes.
  • Agree to indemnify and hold harmless Truitt Law Offices, Consultwebs, Inc., and its members, officers, directors, and employees against any and all liability and costs associated with the contest or the acceptance or use of prizes.

We look forward to seeing your essay or video and wish you the best of luck!


If you have any questions about our 2020 Scholarship Essay & Video Competition,

This scholarship is sponsored by the personal injury lawyers of Truitt Law Offices.

American Association for Justice
indiana trial lawyers
Brain Injury Associates of Indiana