10th Annual "Words to be Heard" Scholarship Contest Underway

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Western and Central PA High School Seniors Create Projects to Prevent Peers from Drunk or Distracted Driving

February 11, 2016, Pittsburgh, PA – Edgar Snyder & Associates invites high school seniors in western and central Pennsylvania to enter the 10th annual "Words to be Heard" Scholarship Contest which has students take a stand against drunk driving and texting while driving.

The personal injury law firm asks students entering the contest to create a presentation that discourages their peers from practicing dangerous driving habits. Students are encouraged to use their imagination and have the freedom to focus their project on drunk driving, texting and driving, and other forms of distracted driving. Submissions may take the form of a video, brochure, website, essay, or any other creative project.

An outside panel of judges will select one $10,000 grand prize winner, one $5,000 second place winner, and one $2,500 third place winner.

In the last nine years, the law firm has awarded over 70 scholarships, totaling over $100,000, to western and central Pennsylvania high school seniors. These students have gone above and beyond to create impactful projects to inform their peers of the dangers of distracted driving.

"We do the scholarship contest because we believe it's important to promote the dangers of distracted driving," said Attorney Edgar Snyder. "Teens tend to listen to their peers. If they're sharing these messages, it makes them that much more effective."

Western and central Pennsylvania high school seniors entering the "Words To be Heard" Scholarship Contest must plan to attend a two- or four-year college, university, or trade school in the Summer or Fall of 2016. All submissions must be postmarked by March 25, 2016 to be eligible.

For official rules or to request more information, visit our scholarship page, or call Edgar Snyder & Associates at 1-800-394-3660 ext. 4412.

Edgar Snyder & Associates is a law firm representing injury victims and people with disabilities with offices in Altoona, Ebensburg, Erie, Johnstown, and Pittsburgh.