We may be a national company now, but our values and practices haven’t changed much since we started as a homegrown family business in Austin back in 2007. One of the most important values we keep close to our hearts (no matter how much we grow) is being thoroughly involved in our community. We have taken great pride in being able to expand not only physically with each new location- but to grow our ability to become a member in each community that comes with it. No matter where we are, we know there is always work to be done by individuals willing to roll up their sleeves and put in real work. You can always spot a vibrant, and caring community by how willing its members are to contribute their time, skills, and hard work. Often, community projects are undertaken by a variety of people; those giving back may be members of service organizations, churches & religious groups, school districts & educators, local businesses—and thoughtful individuals who don’t need recognition, much like yourself. All of that being said, we are proud to present the Square Cow Movers Scholarship for Community Impact.

Square Cow Movers will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship each academic year to one student. We know you put in thankless hours of work for your community, and we think that deserves a little recognition.

Eligibility:      

In order to apply, you must be a resident of the United States or its territories and be a student that is either A) currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, or B) a high school student that has been accepted as an incoming freshman at an accredited college or university of the current year.

How To Apply:

Any eligible student is welcome to apply, whether you have extensive experience giving back to your community, or just a little. In addition to the general application (which can be found here), each candidate must submit an essay that details their views on various businesses’ impact on local communities, as well as illuminates your ideas and/or beliefs on how organizations can properly impact their own communities.

Required Materials:

  • Online Application
  • Essay
  • Current Transcript (official or unofficial)
  • A Letter of Recommendation

Deadline:

We accept applicants year-round on a rolling deadline. Winners are chosen each year in July, so you must submit your application before July 1st to be considered for that academic year’s scholarship.

The Essay:

*Your essay must be typed, and submitted in .PDF format.*

  • Length: 1,800 words minimum 2,500 words maximum
  • Topic: In your own words, how do you think a business can help out the community in an ethical way? If you owned a business right now- what would it be? And how would you use that company to positively impact your community?
  • References: Please use examples and insights from your own experiences, as well as cite any resources you use for data or statistics.

Don’t be afraid of getting creative with your essay. The future is made by those who can think outside of the box- not just follow the mold set by those before them.

Being a part of something bigger than yourself is challenging, but extremely rewarding and enlightening. We place a high value on this, as illustrated by the last bit of our vision statement;  “To be the highest rated moving company in the United States through: serving clients, maximizing efficiency, and building trust with local communities.” There are so many aspects to what can be considered ‘community impact’, and it will differ for everyone. For us, “it’s about: serving, efficiency and trust,” and we can’t wait to see what you, the future of our communities, cities, and country, can come up with.