Working Student Scholarship

We are proud to announce a new scholarship to benefit working students.

The Working Student Scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded to a student who is currently attending college (and working while they do it).

2015 Essay Topic

We know that balancing your academic responsibilities with your social life is hard. Adding a job to the mix can make college feel downright impossible at times. We’d like to help make things a little bit easier for you.

The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis for the Fall semester. The current application deadline is June 10th, 2015.

To apply for this scholarship, you will need to fill out the form at the bottom of this page and upload your essay. Essays should be at least 800 words in length, and should somehow cover the topic of working while in school.

We’d like you to be creative and come up with your own topics, but here are a few to get your mind going:

Have you learned any tips or tricks to manage your time more wisely? How did you find a job that worked around your class schedule? Is there anything you learned that might be helpful to others?

Regardless of the topic you choose, here’s your goal: use your experiences to help other students who might be struggling to balance their school / social / work life.


Any student currently enrolled in an accredited US college or university is eligible to apply. Please note that you will also need to be enrolled when the scholarship is awarded (in this case, fall 2015).

How is the Money Awarded?

We will contact your school’s financial aid department and follow their preferred procedure. As much as we’d like to just send you a check, we want to make sure that the money goes towards your education and not a big party (as fun as that might be).

Terms and Conditions

By submitting an essay, you grant us permission to publish it on the resource section of our website. Should we choose to publish your essay on our website, we will give you credit as the author by listing your name and the school you are attending at the bottom of the essay. If you would prefer not to receive attribution, please make a note of that at the top of your essay.

Aside from the essay attribution, none of the information you provide will be shared with third parties. The information you provide will be used solely in the event that we need to notify you that you have been awarded the scholarship.

Comments or Questions

If you have a comment or question about the scholarship, please email Kevin Spence at

Scholarship Application

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