Spring Scholarship Announcement

To help area students fulfill their education goals and draw attention to the risks of distracted driving, Parnall Law Firm is offering a distracted driving scholarship to three New Mexico high school students. Distracted driving from cell phone use causes 2,600 deaths and 300,000 injuries every year. Drunk and distracted driving combined cause approximately half of all deaths on American roadways. The Parnall Law Firm hopes to shed light on some of these dangers by encouraging students to research distracted driving and prepare an essay about this important topic. 

Important Dates 

The Parnall Spring 2022 Parnall Law Firm Scholarship begins accepting applications on March 1, 2022 and closes the application window on June 1, 2022. You can learn more about the rules and what you must submit to be considered for the scholarship below or visiting this page. 

Essay Topic 

This year’s topic is a “distracted driving family plan.” Students are encouraged to address the safety of their families by proactively committing to a plan that will help avoid distracted driving accidents involving their families. Students are encouraged to address the following issues as part of the high school scholarship contest:

  • The definition of distracted driving
  • Personal anecdotes about times students have personally experienced distracted driving
  • Suggestions that would encourage their family to avoid distracted driving
  • Whether they believe smartphone technology is helpful, destructive, or both for teen drivers
  • How a personal injury caused by distracted driving has hurt them or a loved one
  • Research in the form of surveys, studies, statistics, or news stories that support their points 


The Albuquerque scholarship contest is open to high school students in New Mexico. The award is given to the winners upon graduation to attend an institution of higher education. The awards are made directly to scholarship programs of winning students and will be awarded mid-summer 2022.

Students must be U.S. residents and must submit their scholarship essays via the HurtCallBert.com website and application form during the submission window. Entries are judged by Parnall Law Firm based on originality and caliber of response. Judges’ decisions are final. 


$5,000 total will be awarded to three New Mexico students in the following denominations:

  • $2,500 for first place
  • $1,500 for second place
  • $1,000 for third place

Learn More

If you would like more information about the Parnall Law Firm’s New Mexico scholarship or you were hurt by a distracted driver, contact us today. We are committed to helping prevent distracted driving and to assist accident victims who have suffered because of this senseless activity.