AAA South Jersey Announces Annual Scholarship Contest

One Local High School Senior To Receive $2,500 College Scholarship For Winning Essay

AAA South Jersey is sponsoring its annual essay contest for local high school seniors, with the grand prize being a $2,500 scholarship toward a two-or-four year accredited educational institution.

The contest is open to all high school seniors living in or attending school in Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester or Salem counties. Entry forms are available at AAA South Jersey offices in Voorhees, Sewell, Mullica Hill and Millville. Students can also download the entry form by going to The deadline for entries to be received by AAA South Jersey is March 31, 2017.

For the contest, students are required to write an essay of between 500 and 1,000 words in response to the question:

A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety discovered that drivers needed up to 27 seconds to fully restore their mental focus on driving after ending a call or texting from voice-controlled systems in their cars. What do you think is the most distracting feature available in cars today, and how could that feature be less of a distraction?

This marks the 11th year that AAA South Jersey has sponsored the scholarship program.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 56 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.

Download the application here.

The deadline for entries to be received by AAA South Jersey is March 31, 2017.