The “What Drives You?” scholarship program, funded by West Palm Beach Jiffy Lube franchise group Atlantic Coast Enterprises LLC, has awarded $4,000 in scholarships to two local high school students for the 2012-13 school year. Gabryelle Estrada of Inlet Grove High School and Kathryn Boswell of Wellington High School are the Teen Driver category winners and will each be awarded $2,000 scholarships.
The “What Drives You?” scholarship program is open to all teen drivers, as well as students enrolled in driver’s ed in area high schools. Students are asked to submit a 500-word essay detailing what drives them now, as an opportunity to express their inner drive and ambitions.
In her winning essay, Boswell wrote about aspiring to increase understanding of the human brain by studying at one of the top neuroscience schools in her endeavor to become a groundbreaking neurosurgeon.
Estrada discussed her desire to give support to underprivileged families, women and undocumented immigrants by becoming a corporate and defense attorney in a quest that also includes becoming a Supreme Court justice.
The scholarships are open to all students currently enrolled in high school, regardless of test scores or grades. Finalists are selected throughout the school year by a scholarship review committee. Scholarship money will go directly toward education, in the form of college or other qualified technical or professional programs chosen by each winning student.
Parents of teen drivers or students enrolled in driver’s ed who would like more information about this scholarship program can talk with their child’s teacher, high school counselor or visit www.yourturn2apply.com.
Wellington High School is the winner of the school competition and will be awarded $500 for being the school that had the most participants in the West Palm Beach Jiffy Lube Teen Driver Scholarship Program. The school may use the award however it deems fit.