If you’re headed off to college soon, you’re no doubt concerned about how you’re going to pay for it. As the cost of higher education continues to rise, more institutions are taking steps to ease the financial burden facing students, including offering scholarships for particular kinds of students (like veterans, single mothers, women in STEM) or even eliminating student loans altogether.
However, if you’re one of the thousands of college students across the nation still looking for help paying your tuition, a scholarship open to students studying any major may be just what you need.
Bellhops, an app that arranges moving services, is offering the “Moving Forward” scholarship, which will award $10,000 to one current college student or incoming freshman. The contest is held annually.
PLEASE RT – $10,000! We're proud to announce the Moving Forward Scholarship Program. We will be awarding $10,000 scholarship to one college student or incoming freshmen. More info at https://t.co/7tYfeYPb4A pic.twitter.com/Yn44SJspbd
— Bellhop (@BellhopMoving) June 26, 2018
In order to qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited undergraduate college or university in 2018 and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The official rules can be downloaded here.
In addition to completing the application, applicants must write a 1,000 to 1,250-word essay that “explains the importance of your major in today’s society.”
All applications are due by Sept. 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. The winning candidate will be announced on Sept. 25, 2018 and will be notified by email.
Bellhops began as a college-based dorm-moving service in 2011, and through the scholarship, the company aims to pay it forward to the population of young people that served as its original customer base and continues to make up the majority of its workforce.
“Our moving services may have grown far beyond our collegiate roots, but our commitment to college students hasn’t,” Cam Doody, Bellhops’ cofounder and president, said in a press release. “This scholarship program is an extension of that commitment, and I hope it will support and empower someone to chase their dreams like I did years ago.”
[H/t The Penny Hoarder]