Working Student Scholarship

$1000 scholarship to students who’ve worked during their academic career

2020 Scholarship Winners

Eleanor Winner of December's 2020 College Movers Working Student Scholarship
Eleanor B.

Eleanor B. from Hingham, MA is currently studying Marketing and Advertising at Syracuse University in New York. After graduating in 2022, Eleanor would like to work in the strategy department of an advertising agency. “ I chose strategy because it merges my analytical business degree with my more creative advertising degree in an exciting way.” In addition to school, Eleanor enjoys art and photography. In high school, she won an award from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and had her photos published in the Boson Globe. She is looking forward to combining her passion for art with her interest in business analytics to generate competitive advertising after school.


Jennifer E.

Jennifer E. from Byron Center, MI is studying to become a Finance major at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. After graduating in 2024, she wants to find a finance job preferably in an office setting. She likes the idea of having a steady schedule, decent starting salary and working with coworkers in a shared setting. Eventually Jennifer would like to work her way up to a management or administrative position within a company while still utilizing her education in finance. Jennifer is originally from Canada and still holds dual citizenship between the two countries!


Jennifer Winner of December's 2020 College Movers Working Student Scholarship
Trinity Winner of December's 2020 College Movers Working Student Scholarship
Trinity C.

Trinity C. from Watkinsville, GA is currently studying Economics at the University of Georgia, expecting to  graduate in 2024. After graduating, Trinity wants to gain a bit more experience as the co-surgery coordinator at Georgia Skin Cancer, then pursue a career in healthcare administration . Eventually, Trinity hopes to run her own healthcare practice someday! Trinity was inspired to apply for this scholarship because she comes from a large family and wants to remain as debt-free during school as possible. She recognizes how important all financial aid can be and wants to help her family as much as she can while they support and encourage her throughout her education.


Our Scholarship

Here at UniMovers, we know that it’s hard and sometimes impossible to work your way through college AND graduate debt-free. That is why we want to help out the next generation of students by offering the UniMovers Working Student Scholarship, a scholarship for the working student. A portion of every move will be donated to this scholarship. The number of awards available may vary, however, this scholarship will be awarded to at least one lucky individual per cycle who is attending college within one year of the award and has worked during their career as a student. Applications will be accepted by current college students, and people returning to school.

UniMover’s Working Student Scholars will receive a $1000 scholarship. All funds will be sent directly to the winner’s school.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be planning to attend college within one year of the award and must have worked at some point during their career as a student. The applicant is not required to have worked through the entirety of their career as a student. However, they must have been working for at least one year during which time they were a student. Applicants must be able to provide proof of employment.

This is a semi-annual scholarship. Applicants must apply on or before December 15th, 2021, and/or June 15th. The application includes an essay (500-1000 words) about a time in your life when you, your family, or a friend moved away and how it impacted you. Alternatively, the essay can be about the struggles of balancing school and work.

Selection Process

Essays will be reviewed and critiqued by our (blinded) selection committee. Stronger essays will have a better chance of winning. The winner(s) of the UniMover’s Working Student Scholarship will be announced within one month of the respective deadline. Additional information may need to be collected before the winner receives the scholarship. Because UniMovers started in Iowa, we guarantee one (1) scholarship to an applicant attending school in Iowa annually.

If we are unable to contact the winner(s) within seven days, the next best candidate(s) will be awarded.