Celebrating 40 years in Business

Announcing Shleppers Moving & Storage 2019 Scholarship Essay Program

Earn $1,200 Toward Tuition, Books, Supplies & Fees by Explaining How You’d Help Your Community

Shleppers is NYC’s top relocation company. We provide full-service moving for families and businesses, as well as secure storage. Chances are, you’ve probably seen our orange moving trucks all over the City. Shleppers has been giving back to the community for over 40 years. It’s been our honor and privilege to support some truly worthy endeavors, including Operation Santa, NYC 5K Schlep for Breast & Ovarian Cancer and more. For more details please visit our website at www.shleppers.com.

Now we’re starting a new initiative to help local college students move toward their career goals. Every year, we will award FOUR $1,200 scholarships to local college students to help them prepare for making our region a better place to live – for everyone!

3 Steps to Enter the Shleppers Scholarship Essay Program

Step One

Be an undergraduate college student from our service area (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Westchester County and Rockland County) majoring in human services, health care or education.

Step Two

Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.

Step Three

Write an essay of 1,000 – 1,500 words explaining how you plan to help your community once you finish your degree.

Essay Format

Shleppers believes that determined people who work hard have the capacity to change the world. Furthermore, when we provide moving services to charitable organizations, we see first-hand the lengths social workers, health care workers and educators go to in order to make the community a better place to live – for everyone. Therefore we want to support and encourage people who want to make meaningful change.

In your essay, please explain three ways you plan to help the community. We’d like to see specific examples that show your focus and determination. Let us know what you’re truly passionate about.

Because this is a scholarship competition, the quality of your writing matters. Please pay attention to your spelling and grammar. The most important criteria are authenticity and a compelling vision for the future. All essays should be titled “How I am going to help the community after I graduate.”

Application Process

To submit your essay, fill out the form below. Limit one essay per person. All essays must be written in English, and we expect that entrants have written their essay themselves.

Submit Your Essay

  • Are You Currently in High School or College?
  • I agree to provide proof of GPA and all Terms and Conditions:. (type AGREE)


Deadline Information

  • Essays will be collected on a quarterly basis.
  • Scholarship recipient will be selected 7 days after the previous quarter.
  • Disbursement awards by first of fall or spring semester.

Terms and Conditions:

  • The Shleppers Moving & Storage Scholarship award will be submitted to the college that matches the student’s primary .edu email address. The funds from this scholarship must be solely disbursed on tuition, books, supplies, and any additional fees required for the student’s classes.
  • After the recipient is chosen, enrollment and qualifications will be confirmed.
  • If an applicant no longer meets the eligibility requirements at the time of distribution, Shleppers will withhold the award.
  • In the event that no applicant meets the scholarship’s requirements for academic achievement and writing aptitude, Shleppers reserves the right to withhold disbursement.
  • Shleppers is a leader in the moving and relocation services industry for the New York Metropolitan Area. Serving and supporting students, families & businesses for more than 40 years.