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Award will seek innovative solutions to persuade teens to avoid texting and driving
AKRON, OHIO (May 10, 2017) – Kisling, Nestico & Redick, an Ohio-based personal injury law firm, today announced the availability of a new Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship, which will award $5,000 to the student who develops the best proposal to persuade young adults to avoid texting while driving.
The core of the application is for students to develop a plan that will communicate the risks of distracted driving and encourage young adults to avoid participating is such behavior while behind the wheel. Interested students can apply online or download a PDF version of the application.
“We witness the terrible consequences of texting and driving every day, so we made the decision to encourage young adults to be part of the solution,” said Rob Nestico, managing partner of Kisling, Nestico & Redick. “This scholarship reflects our firm’s commitment to combatting distracted driving – whether by advocating for victims of this dangerous behavior, or engaging the community on prevention strategies.”
Kisling, Nestico & Redick has made community giving a pillar of the firm since its founding in 2005 and has raised more than $300,000.00 for local charities and organizations.
“While we are excited to provide financial assistance to a student seeking higher education, we really want to get young adults thinking about the dangers of distracted driving and how they can make a difference,” said John Reagan, partner at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. “In doing so, the benefits go far beyond the scholarship winner, or a cash prize – many lives could be saved.”
Applications are due December 1, 2017. The winner will be notified prior to January 13, 2018.
For a full list of eligibility criteria and to apply for the scholarship, click here. More information on Kisling, Nestico & Redick community initiatives can be found here.
About Kisling, Nestico & Redick: Kisling, Nestico & Redick provides sophisticated injury law representation to clients throughout Ohio. The firm has gained a reputation as one of the state’s leading personal injury firms due to a combination of personal service, inside knowledge of the insurance industry, and extensive legal experience. Founded in 2005, the firm has 11 locations and features more than 30 lawyers and nearly 100 support staff dedicated to seeking justice for victims injured in accidents.