Now accepting Class of 2017 scholarship entries!

Deadline: May 5, 2017

Download a 2017 Entry Form

Each day, over 200 people are injured and 4 people are killed in traffic accidents in Pennsylvania.

At Metzger Wickersham law firm, we have represented thousands of people injured in auto accidents, and we know how a serious or fatal car crash can devastate a victim’s family, friends and the surrounding community.

Many motor vehicle crashes are caused by risky behaviors like driving under the influence of alcohol or texting while driving. These types of accidents are especially heartbreaking, because they are fully preventable.

Metzger Wickersham’s scholarship program encourages students to take a stand against dangerous driving. The Road to Safety Scholarship Contest provides high school seniors with the opportunity to submit a creative project about the dangers of drunk driving and/or distracted driving for the chance to win college scholarship money. The ultimate goal of the contest is to help spread the message to drive with safety in mind all the time!

First place winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship, second place winners will receive $750 and third place winners will receive $500.

Contest Rules

Enter Metzger Wickersham’s Road to Safety Scholarship Contest by submitting an original project that educates people about the perils of dangerous driving. In your own creative way, tell us how teens can drive with safety in mind, all the time.


Metzger Wickersham’s Road to Safety Scholarship Contest is open to graduating, college-bound high school seniors in Pennsylvania.


College-bound seniors may enter the contest by submitting a creative project that sends a memorable message about the dangers of drunk driving and/or distracted driving.

Entries may include posters, paintings, drawings, t-shirts, digital illustrations, public service announcements, videos, recorded songs, brochures, poems, websites, infographics and more.

Let your creativity shine! We want your project to serve as an educational tool to warn people about the devastation caused by preventable distracted or drunk driving accidents. Need some inspiration? Check out the winning entries from past years.

All projects must be the original work of the entrant.

Any pieces of writing should be 1,500 words or less. Please type submissions. If emailing entry, please submit a PDF or Word Document file.

Videos and songs should be no longer than four minutes. If emailing audio or video file, please submit in .mp3, .mov, or .wmv format. You may also submit entries via file sharing service (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.)

Any artwork submissions must be easily transportable. If emailing artwork, please submit in JPEG or PDF format.

Students may submit no more than one entry. All entries must be submitted with a completed Entry Form.

All submitted entries become property of Metzger Wickersham law firm. Projects will not be returned to any entrant. Upon submission of a project, entrants acknowledge that Metzger Wickersham will have all rights to use, reproduce, publish, display, distribute or promote the entry as deemed necessary.


Entries may be submitted via email, US mail, or dropped off in person at our Harrisburg office.

Metzger Wickersham
Attn: Road to Safety Scholarship Contest
PO Box 69200
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9200


2321 Paxton Church Road
Harrisburg, PA 17110


Friday, May 5th, 2017


Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

1) Does the project effectively convey the theme of the contest? (Entries should highlight the dangers of drunk and/or distracted driving).
2) How creatively does the project deliver the message?
3) Does the project motivate teens to be more safety-conscious behind the wheel?


First place: $1,000
Second place: $750
Third place: $500

The amount of first, second and third place scholarship prizes awarded will be dependent upon the number of total entries received. Awards will be paid in one installment. Checks will be made out to the student.

Winners will be asked to submit a photograph of themselves for use in contest promotional materials. Each winner is required to consent to the use of the their likeness, name, area of residence, school name, prize amount and other contest information without limitation or further payment.


Please contact Amber Knauss or Ashley Shelton at (717) 238-8187, or email