It is a privilege to support our young people when college expenses are outpacing financial aid.
Jericho, NY (PRWEB) October 30, 2012
HotelsCheap is known for offering discount hotel rooms to consumers on the internet, and has sold over 1 million hotel rooms to consumers since inception in 1999. Although HotelsCheap is a relatively small business, the company has found time to give back to the community through the form of a college scholarship. Core values such as this, when the travel industry is often just focused on bottom line profits is admirable and a small company such as HotelsCheap should be commended. In June of 2012 HotelsCheap.org offered their first college scholarship to students over the age of 18. The goal of the program is giving back to the community, and assisting students who have need. Company Vice President Rob Bruce said, “It is a privilege to support our young people, providing financial assistance to college expenses is needed in an era when college expenses are outpacing financial aid."
The company’s first scholarship was awarded on October 15, 2012, in the amount of $2,500 to University of Denver student Chevon Patrick. Chevon is a 27 year old cancer survivor, mother of three, who cares for her grandmother while attending the University of Denver, all the while maintaining a college GPA of 3.5. HotelsCheap awarded the scholarship to Chevon based on her demonstrated perseverance, positive attitude, and financial need. Chevon Patrick said, “With encouragement from friends and family I realized that love and support was what I needed to overcome my situation. It is amazing how just one person can impact and change you. There is no such thing as being defeated unless you have allowed yourself to feel that way. Passing on the power of all these assets is my goal. To encourage another being to want to change and or help someone else in despair would mean the world to me.”
HotelsCheap offers two college scholarships each year, one in the fall, and one in the spring. The spring scholarship is open for applications on November 1, and will be awarded on March 15, 2013. All students attending college in the United States are eligible to apply, including undergraduate, graduate Law students, and even continuing education students. To apply for the spring scholarship, apply online at http://new-york.hotelscheap.org/scholarship.
HotelsCheap.org is a travel website specializing in selling cheap hotel rooms around the world. Hotels Cheap has been in business since 1999, and has sold over 1 million hotel rooms since inception. Recognized in the travel industry as being a discount hotel provider, HotelsCheap has made it their goal to provide customers the best hotel rooms with the cheapest hotel rates online.