11 Drivers’ Education Scholarships Awarded In New ‘Guided Partners In Safety’ Program

Here at Chain | Cohn | Stiles, we’ve awarded 11 drivers’ education scholarships as part of our new “Guided Partners In Safety Scholarship” (GPS) program. The program supports a new generation of drivers with safety education, builds guided partners, and helps pay for drivers’ education training. We picked the following winners based on their grades, the impact their submitted essay had, and the amount of financial support needed:

  • Roger Alvarado – Wonderful College Prep Academy
  • Jennifer Cazarez – South High
  • Fatima Garcia – Golden Valley High
  • Jessica Gamino – West High
  • Mayeli Gutierrez Ibarra – Foothill High
  • Emily Ortiz – Foothill High
  • Martin Tellez – Highland High
  • Tiffany Wright – Highland High
  • Heidi Vega – Mira Monte High School

What Made Their Applications Stand Out?

Obtaining permission to drive benefits these students in several different ways. For example, Jessica Gamino of West High said, “I’ve wanted to get a job. If I could drive, so many opportunities could be available to me.” Wonderful College Prep student Roger Alvarado said he could better prepare for adulthood and help his family if he could drive.

“Many teenagers undersetimate the risk of driving and exhibit dangerous habits. By entering driving school I will diminish the risks of danger, assist my family, and become independent.” – Roger Alvarado, student applicant from Wonderful College Prep

Why Did We Start This Program?

According to national statistics, car accidents are the number one killer of American teenagers. For us here at Chain | Cohn | Stiles, the safety of our youth drivers is a top priority.

“Our goal was to help those in need, and reinforce the importance of talking to teen drivers about the responsibiliies, rules, and consequences that come with getting behind the steering wheel. We hope this program will help at least a little in lowering the statistics locally.” – David Cohn, managing partner and personal injury attorney at Chain | Cohn | Stiles

For more information on the 2021 GPS Scholarship, please continue tuning into our firm’s social media, including [email protected], at the start of 2021.

If you or someone you know is injured in an accident at the fault of someone else or injured on the job, no matter whose fault it is, contact the attorneys at Chain | Cohn | Stiles by calling (661) 323-4000 or fill out a free consultation form at chainlaw.com.

Media Coverage

  • Chain Cohn Stiles awards 11 drivers education scholarships to local high school students (KGET-17, NBC – Aug. 11, 2020)
  • Local law firm awards 11 teens with drivers education scholarships (The Bakersfield Californian – Aug. 11, 2020) (online version)
  • “100 Deadliest Days” and the GPS Scholarship – Live on the 23ABC Morning Show (KERO 23ABC – Aug. 12, 2020) (online article)