2017-2018 Tappahannock, VA Scholarship Program – Marks & Harrison

Your Essay or Video on Distracted Driving Could Win Up to $1,000 for Your College Costs

Distracted driving causes far too many car accidents in Tappahannock and throughout Virginia. The personal injury lawyers of Marks & Harrison – a firm that has served Virginia residents for more than 100 years – want to do something about this serious issue.


Marks & Harrison proudly announces a scholarship competition aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Our goal is to foster discussion about how to prevent these devastating accidents. At the same time, we want to help young people in the Tappahannock area to pursue a higher education.

We will award a total of $2,000 in scholarship funds to college-bound high school seniors who submit the most insightful essays or videos on how to prevent distracted driving – specifically when it involves the use of apps such as Snapchat. The competition is open to students at five Tappahannock area high schools:

  • Essex High School
  • Rappahannock High School
  • Northumberland High School
  • Washington & Lee High School
  • Lancaster High School.

Scholarship Prizes

Each winner will receive a check from the law firm of Marks & Harrison made out to the school they will be attending.
These funds must be used to pay for education-related expenses. Any applicable federal, state and local taxes on the scholarship will be the sole responsibility of the scholarship recipients.