2023 Yellow Light Scholarship

At Lutz, Shafranski, Gorman, Mahoney & Lazzaro, P.A. we know safe driving literally saves lives. That’s why we are passionate about encouraging safety on the roads. Driving has always had its risks, but now with the invention of smartphones and other electronic devices, we are more at risk than ever. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) data states that in 2019, distracted driving was a reported factor in 8.5% of fatal motor vehicle crashes. In 2018, 25% of the distracted drivers involved in fatal crashes were young adults aged 20–29.

Statistics like these show us how important it is to remain alert while driving, especially for young adults who are more at risk. That is why we have decided to offer a $1,000 Yellow Light Scholarship to help encourage citizens to learn from their experiences on the road and to promote awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.

Like many things, when it comes to driving, the more you drive the more you experience. We are interested in hearing about a time when you had a learning experience while on the road. What could you have done differently? What did you learn and how has it affected your driving since? We want to hear your story.


  • The scholarship was open to any current high school senior, college student, or graduate student who was a legal resident of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who was enrolled in a two to five year post-secondary institution for the 2023 Fall semester.
  • Employees of Lutz, Shafranski, Gorman, Mahoney & Lazzaro, P.A., their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and persons living in the same households of such individuals (whether related or not), were not eligible to participate in the competition.
  • Candidates for this scholarship should have had a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and had been in good overall academic standing.

Application Requirements

  • The candidates submitted a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Write about a time when you had a learning experience while on the road. What could you have done differently? What did you learn and how has it affected your driving since?
  • The candidates submitted a professional resumé that listed their experience, both professional and academic.
  • The candidates submitted a transcript from their current school. First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools submitted an unofficial transcript from their current school, as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school. High school students also submitted proof of acceptance to their college or university.

The recipient of the Yellow Light Scholarship will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.

Application Deadline and Instructions:

To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must have emailed their full application (including the essay, resumé, and transcript) to contact@lsgmpa.com by September 30, 2023. Any applications sent after this date will not be considered.

Scholarship applications should be sent with the subject line “Lutz, Shafranski, Gorman, Mahoney & Lazzaro – 2023 Yellow Light Scholarship Application.”

Thank you for your interest in our Yellow Light Scholarship!

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