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Mckinney, Tucker & Lemel, LLC 2021 Annual Scholarship Essay & Video Competition

Drunk Driving Statistics

Drunk driving accidents affect thousands of lives in our country every year. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show that between 2012 and 2016, drunk driving accounted for 29.7 percent of our country's total traffic fatalities. During that five-year span, a total of 51,180 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities occurred on U.S. roads, or 10,236 per year on average.


Has a drunk driver affected you or someone you know? How has it affected – or how could it affect – your own driving?

The attorneys of McKinney, Tucker & Lemel, LLC, invite you to share your thoughts and experiences on this important issue and compete for one of our two scholarship prizes worth a combined total of $1,500. We are now accepting entries from students nationwide for our annual Scholarship Essay & Video Competition.

Please read more about the competition below and take advantage of this exciting chance to earn scholarship funds by submitting your essay or video by our Friday, May 28th, 2021 deadline.

Scholarship Prizes

Each winner will receive a check from McKinney, Tucker & Lemel, LLC, which will be made out to the school which they will attend. The winners must use these funds to pay for education-related expenses. Winners will be solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes which apply to the scholarship award.

Our prizes are:


To be eligible to compete in our law firm’s Scholarship Essay & Video Competition, you must be a student who is a U.S. resident or an international student who is studying at a U.S. school who is:

  • A high school junior or senior, or
  • A student currently enrolled in two-year or four-year college or university
  • A currently enrolled student in graduate school.

Essay or video topic

Your essay or video must address this topic:

"Have you or someone you know been affected by drunk driving? In what ways has it made or would it make you a safer driver?"

How to Submit Your Entry

To enter our Scholarship Essay & Video Competition, McKinney, Tucker & Lemel, LLC, requires that you submit:
  • An essay of 600 words or less (in .doc or .docx format) or
  • A video of two minutes or shorter (in .avi or .mp4 format).

We will allow only one essay or video per student. The essay or video must cite all sources of information. It must also be an original work. Plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification.

Submit your essay or video to


You must submit your complete entry by:
Friday, May 28th, 2021

Our selection committee will select the scholarship winners. The committee’s decisions will be final.

We will announce our two scholarship winners on:
June 25th, 2021

We will use the contact information submitted in the application to notify the winners. Our law firm will also announce the winners on our website.

We look forward to seeing your essay or video and wish you the best of luck!


If you have any questions about our Scholarship Essay & Video Competition,