car crash recovery scholarship

Kentucky has the 5th highest car accident fatality rate in America.

With an average of 18.8 of 100,000 people deceased in a car or truck crash in 2016, Kentucky sees too many lives lost or impaired due to drinking and driving, lack of seat belt use, or distracted driving. Although many were killed in car or trucks crashes in Kentucky, many more people sustain injuries from preventable accidents. Car or truck accidents can result in brain injuries, paralysis, and other life-changing injuries.

Young people should not have to suffer these injuries at all, let alone have their life dramatically altered by these tragedies.

The Car Crash Recovery Scholarship

In an effort to aid the devastating consequences a car or truck crash can inflict on a young person’s life, Harville Law is offering a $1,500 scholarship to students who have been affected by the traumatic experience of being injured or having loved ones injured or killed in a car or truck crash.


We are asking students to write an essay of at least 500 words detailing the story of a car or truck crash that dramatically affected their lives. The crash could have occurred from reckless driving, drunk driving, or distracted driving, but the crash must have caused some level of injury to the student or a loved one.

In the essay, students must explain how the crash changed their lives, how they have managed to recover personally, physically and emotionally, and how they plan on bettering themselves through education.

Eligibility Rules

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a college, trade school, or university during the fall 2019 semester and registered to continue as a full-time undergraduate student for the spring 2020 semester.

Scholarship FAQ

What is the deadline for submission?

Applications must be received by no later than December 1, 2019.

How do I apply?

To apply, email your essay, a copy of your ID (driver’s license or other government-issued identification), and proof of enrollment or registration to

When will the winner be selected and notified?

A winner will be selected by no later than January 1, 2020. The scholarship will be paid directly to the financial aid office at winning student’s school for the Spring 2020 semester.

How will the scholarship be rewarded?

Payment will be made by check to the bursar’s office upon confirmation of enrollment.




Past Winners

Allison Norris

Allison’s essay, “My Aunt Marcey,” was selected from over 60 entries. Learn more here.