Vote now for Students With Drive Powered by Zipcar!
March 1, 2023

Vote Now for Students with Drive Powered by Zipcar! 

When students returned to campus in 2022, Zipcar launched its signature “Students with Drive” campaign to support the next generation of mission-driven leaders. Access to Zipcar's convenient and affordable car-sharing service on campus has introduced Gen Z to sustainable transportation while empowering young trailblazers to sustainably live their missions and impact their communities through Students with Drive 

From hundreds of entries, Zipcar selected six finalists who can now be voted on by their communities, friends and family. The finalists include: 

  • Peer to Peer, University of Maryland, College Park 

  • Zahanat, University of California, Berkley 

  • Kids with Dreams, Stanford University 

  • Wired for Empathy, UCLA 

  • Harvard Outing Club (HOC), Harvard College 

  • Surfrider Foundation, University of San Diego 

While the mission of each organization varies, all of them impact students and their communities. The Surfrider Foundation at USD is just one example of the student-led organizations who are competing to drive their organizations further: 

“We’re working to drive change in our local San Diego community and on campus to eliminate single use plastics through education, events on and off-campus and working with campus dining on sustainable practices,” said Carolyn Corley, Surfrider Club Co-President. 

Should they win the support of Zipcar, the Surfrider Foundation will be able to onboard new members and expand its operations by transporting additional volunteers and supplies to events on and off-campus.  

Vote Now! 

To Vote, go to and help a mission-driven young trailblazer impact their community and be sure to share with friends and family in your community! Voting ends March 31, 2023.  

The Grand Prize includes $5,000 to the student organization, $5,000 to the University general scholarship fund and $2,000 for the student organization to access Zipcars, with tiered prizes for second through tenth place. 

About Zipcar for Universities 
Since 2001, Zipcar has brought hundreds of campuses convenient, affordable, and reliable access to cars while also reducing traffic, CO2 emissions, and campus congestion. Recent research from Zipcar and UC Berkley, “North American College/University Market Carsharing Impacts: Results from Zipcar’s College Travel Study 2015,” highlights the value of on-campus car-sharing, with 73% of university members (students, faculty, and staff) stating Zipcar car-sharing improves their quality of life. When it comes to freedom, financial independence, and control, University members agree, car-sharing: 

  • Gives them the opportunity to be independent and be themselves (71%) 

  • Allows them to experience as many things as possible (69%) 

  • Enables them able to reach important places like work and school affordably (45%) 

  • Provides them financial freedom and control (43%) 

For over twenty years, Zipcar has been a critical component of campus transportation and sustainability initiatives. Zipcar provides students, faculty, and staff, access to Zipcars to pursue off-campus activities and community initiatives, enriching the student life experience and supporting a university's impact on the community. Today, Zipcar enables campus communities across the nation to drive on-demand with gas, insurance options, dedicated parking, maintenance and up to 180 miles a day included in the cost of a reservation. To learn more, visit