Seniors at Bluffton and May River high schools and students already enrolled in a higher education curriculum have until May 15 to apply for a town of Bluffton $1,000 Distracted Driving higher education scholarship (Bluffton Lutzie 43 Scholarship).
The scholarship is part of the town’s Lutzie 43 Campaign, which began in 2019. The campaign stresses the importance of performing a driving-safety checklist each time a driver gets into a vehicle and ensuring the driver is not distracted while driving.
The students who receive the scholarship must sign the Lutzie 43 Key Seconds pledge to not drive distracted, the town said.
Students also must demonstrate "outstanding character" in service and leadership and serve as a positive role model for safe driving to his or her peers. The scholarship can help with the cost of education at a two-year, or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
Each student then needs to complete an essay describing what safe-driving habits have been applied to their daily life and submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, or mentor on why the student should receive the scholarship.