Dania, FL (PRWEB) February 13, 2014
Q Link Wireless announced today that it has expanded its community outreach by offering a $1,000 scholarship for the 2014 academic year. The scholarship will be offered to current college and graduating high school students and will help pay for the recipient’s education related costs.
Q Link Wireless is one of the nation’s leading providers of the Federal Lifeline Assistance program, a government benefit that provides access to telephone services for qualified low-income people living in America.
Since 2012, the company has supplied a free cell phone with free monthly minutes to every eligible person who applies and is approved for service. This is the first year that Q Link Wireless will give back to the community by recognizing and awarding exceptional students who are in financial need.
“By offering scholarships, we hope to be a proactive part in the development and educational growth of our nation’s outstanding students,” says Issa Asad, Q Link Wireless’ Chief Executive Officer and Founder.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full time or part time undergraduate program at any accredited college or university in the United States. Applicants must also have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or better and be an American citizen or hold a valid student visa.
In order to be considered for the Q Link Wireless 2014 scholarship, qualified students must write and submit a minimum 500 word essay to the company. Issa Asad says that the essay will require students to explain why they feel government benefit programs like Lifeline Assistance, Food Stamps and Medicaid are important.
“We want the applicant to reflect and describe in their own words how these programs effectively help people with financial difficulties,” says Asad.
Applicants may apply between now and April 1, 2014. A thorough review will identify students who not only provided a thoughtful and original essay, but who also demonstrated extraordinary potential.
One winner will be selected to receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship. The recipient may use the award for tuition, fees, books, and on-campus living expenses for the 2014 through 2015 academic school year.
For more information about Q Link Wireless’ 2014 scholarship, visit http://www.qlinkwireless.com/scholarship.
About Q Link Wireless
Q Link Wireless is a provider of the Lifeline Assistance program and offers a free cell phone plus up to 250 free monthly minutes to qualified people living in America. The company says that individuals who are enrolled in a government assistance program or have a household income that meets their state’s Federal Poverty Guidelines can qualify. More information about applying for Lifeline is available at http://www.qlinkwireless.com.