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Coover Law Firm Working for Education Scholarship (ID 3196)


Scholarship Description

Start Date:
9/1/2017
Deadline:
12/15/2017
Website:
https://www.cooverlaw.com/working-for-education-scholarship/
Amount:
$1000
Description:
According to a recent study from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, at least 70 percent of students work their way through college. Source: http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/29/more-college-students-are-working-while-studying.html. On average, these students work about 30 hours a week. Experts say students should only work 10 to 15 hours, preferably on-campus, but for a quarter of working students, full-time classes are paired with a full-time job.
Many students who work do so in order to pay for college. Yet, even full-time workers only make about $15,000 at minimum wage, which doesn’t always cover tuition, books, rent and other expenses. With the rapid inflation in college expenses, the average student takes out over $20,000 worth of student loans in his or her lifetime, even though working while attending school.
At Coover Law Firm, we know how tough it can be to work while attending college. Our Working for Education Scholarship is designed to help ease the financial burden of college for students who take on many hours at their job.

Contact Information

Phone:
(410) 698-6851

Eligibility

Gender:
NA
Min GPA:
2.80
Eligibility:
In order to qualify for the Coover Law Firm Working for Education Scholarship, you must:
-Be attending an accredited college or university full-time
-Work at least 20 hours per week
-Have at least a 2.8 GPA

To be considered, you must also:
-Send a copy of your transcript
-Complete our online application and submit an essay on one topic listed below:
1.How does working while attending college affect your studying and social priorities?
2.Besides an income, what benefits do you believe working while in college provide?
3.How can colleges and universities create a supportive campus culture for working students?