Canton, Ohio – Based on overwhelming demand for its national Working Parent Scholarship, Job-Applications.com President Doug Crawford announced today the Canton, Ohio-based company is tripling the number of scholarships awarded this year. Job-Applications.com also announced that one of the $1,000 scholarships is being set aside specifically for an Ohio resident. The deadline to apply for the Ohio Scholarship is Aug. 14. The scholarships are designed to help pay for higher education.
“We want to give back on a local level in addition to our nationwide scholarship opportunities,” Crawford said. “We’re proud to work in the State of Ohio and are excited to award a scholarship to a fellow Ohio resident.”
The Job-Applications.com Ohio Scholarship asks students: “What’s your take on the current economic climate in Ohio and how does that affect your career choice and future goals?” To learn more about the Ohio Scholarship, click here.
Job-Applications.com, which is one of the leading job application resources available in the United States, created the Working Parent Scholarship as a way to help families who are working to obtain a better education. Earlier this year, Job-Applications.com awarded the first of these $1,000 scholarships to Sandra Moore, 26, of Gilbert, Ariz.
“In the wake of the most severe recession to hit the United States in generations, families throughout the country need a helping hand to cover their bills, particularly as they return to school to get a degree that will help them land a good-paying job,” Crawford said.
The deadline for the next national Job-Applications.com Working Parent Scholarship is June 14. Scholarship applicants must submit a 600 word to 1,000 word essay on how to successfully balance parenthood, working and excelling in school. Ohio residents are eligible to apply to both scholarships.
Crawford said Job-Applications.com increased the number of scholarships available “due to the overwhelming response and need.” Nearly 500 people throughout the U.S. applied for the first offering of the Job-Applications.com Working Parent Scholarship.
Citing the lack of scholarships available for working parents, the difficult economy and the soaring cost of college tuition, Crawford said Job-Applications.com decided to increase the number of $1,000 scholarships.
Moore wrote the top essay to win Job-Applications.com’s first scholarship. She is a computer science major at Arizona State University and has two young children. Winning the Job-Applications.com Working Parent Scholarship provided much-needed financial relief, Moore said. Most of the scholarships available are designed for graduating high school students, not working parents, she noted.
“Being selected for this award is a huge honor for me,” said Moore. “I am continually grateful for all the help and support I am receiving to further my education.”
Crawford said Moore was selected from the hundreds of essays because “Sandra’s essay stood out as she described her trials and tribulations of being a working parent while attending school full time.”
Moore will serve as an honorary judge to help determine who wins the next Working Parent Scholarship from Job-Applications.com.
To learn more about the Ohio Scholarship, http://www.job-applications.com/ohio-scholarship/
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