Jane wrote us a letter regarding her award:
I would like to thank the scholarship committee at Coffee For Less for choosing me as their recipient of the most recent Hit the Books Scholarship. As a creative writing major, I will definitely be hitting the books this coming semester! I am a returning student, and will be starting Columbia University, in New York City, after five years out of university. I spent my time traveling the world; and while it was a beautiful experience, it taught me that I wanted something more. I wanted an education.
It was a difficult decision for me to return to finish my bachelor’s degree, and the tuition of a private school put a lot of pressure on me financially. Thanks to this scholarship, a little of the load has been taken off of my shoulders, and I am very grateful for that. The support from Coffee for Less reassures me that the financial aspects of university will work themselves out; and motivates me to concentrate all of my energy on my coming studies. There is nothing more important to a person than their education, and I thank Coffee for Less for contributing to mine.
Congratulations, Jane! For more information on how to apply to win the next Hit the Books Scholarship, visit the information page. The deadline for Spring 2013 applications is January 31st.