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Town of Bluffton News Flash

Posted on: February 2, 2024

“Stay Safe, Bluffton!” Scholarship NOW OPEN - Apply today!

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Town seeks scholarship applicants “Stay Safe, Bluffton!” scholarships award safe student drivers

The Town of Bluffton is accepting scholarship applications now through April 20, 2024, for the (4) $1,000 scholarship, which the Town will award to local seniors and college students who are safe driving ambassadors. 

The “Stay Safe, Bluffton!” scholarships are awarded to honor academic and civic achievement while encouraging all students to influence their peers to be safe drivers in order to reduce vehicle incidents.

“Stay Safe, Bluffton!” is a local safe driving campaign to reduce traffic collisions in our region and raise awareness of mindful driving, especially among our town’s younger residents.  

Since 2019, the Town has awarded (4) $1,000 scholarships to students in greater Bluffton. The application period started on February 1, and the Town is accepting applications until April 20, 2024. 

More details and the application are available on the Town’s website: https://www.townofbluffton.sc.gov/FormCenter/Police-11/2024-Stay-Safe-Bluffton-Scholarship-94

The Town’s annual 5K will be held in conjunction with the Town’s Independence Day celebration to raise funds for these scholarships. Please mark your calendar for this date.  Participants can run, jog, or walk.  There will also be prizes for canine and stroller participants. This event is a way to show your support for safe driving and roads while supporting local scholarships.  

Town leaders hope the campaign, annual 5K race, and resulting scholarships act as a reminder for everyone to #justdrive and be mindful of not multi-tasking while driving. 

The four scholarship winners will be chosen from Bluffton High School, May River High School, private high schools, homeschooled seniors, or a local college/vocational school student. 

Scholarship winners will be announced in May. 

For more information about the Town’s “Stay Safe, Bluffton!” Campaign, please contact, Eileen McCallum, event coordinator, at emccallum@townofbluffton.com

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