BRATTLEBORO -- Based on overwhelming demand for its national Working Parent Scholarship, President Doug Crawford recently announced the company is tripling the number of scholarships awarded this year. The deadline for the next $1,000 Working Parent Scholarship is June 14.

The average student loan debt of Vermonters is more than $28,000, according to the Project on Student Debt, a non-profit independent research and policy organization. The group noted that 63 percent of Vermont students graduated with debt. is inviting Vermonters to apply for the Working Parent Scholarship to help offset some of the costs of obtaining a higher education., one of the leading job application resources available in the United States, created the Working Parent Scholarship as a way to help families afford a better education. Earlier this year, awarded the first of these $1,000 scholarships to Sandra Moore, 26, of Gilbert, Ariz., a computer science major at Arizona State University who has two young children.

Scholarship applicants must submit a 600 word to 1,000 word essay to Job-Applications.

com by June 14 on how to successfully balance parenthood, working and excelling in school.

Nearly 500 people throughout the U.S. applied for the first offering of the Working Parent Scholarship.

To learn more about the Working Parent Scholarship, visit