DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – AAA Michigan is funding 75 driver’s education scholarships for Detroit Public Schools students.

The effort, announced this week, aims to help students who need financial assistance to pay for their training.

Dearborn-based AAA says scholarships are being offered to students on a first-come, first-served basis upon completion of an application. Scholarship recommendations also may be made by principals and teachers.

Students are encouraged to apply for the scholarship by March 9 in order to register for the spring and summer sessions.

Keith Mobely, an executive with AAA, said students must meet certain academic requirements to earn a scholarship, but they also need to understand the importance of safe driving.

“One of the questions that has been added to the application is ‘What will you do to ensure that you are not a distracted driver?’ So, while we want students to learn to drive, we also want to encourage them to drive safely,” Mobley told WWJ’s Chrystal Knight.

For more information or to apply, visit www.detroitk12.org.

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