Coover Law Firm, LLC is proud to announce the Working for Education Scholarship, worth $1,000.
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.
In order to qualify for the Coover Law Firm Working for Education Scholarship, you must:
To be considered, you must also:
Please submit a 500 to 1,000 word essay on ONE of the following topics:
Coover Law Firm, LLC is proud to announce that the winner of our 2017 "Working for Education Scholarship" is Elaine Wood of Carmichaels, PA. Elaine is a 33-year old student pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Penn State Beaver in Monaca, PA. In addition to her academic pursuits, Elaine balances being a mother to her 11-year-old daughter, full-time employment as a manager at an all women's recovery house, as well as part-time employment as a server. Congratulations Elaine!