Homework help platform Brainly launches essay scholarship where students can recognize their parents for supporting them while learning from home for a chance to win $2,500

NEW YORK (April 14, 2020) ⏤ With schools and colleges closing and shifting curriculums online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students are learning from home, which means parents and guardians are sometimes having to serve as de-facto teachers. 

Brainly, the world’s largest online learning community, has launched a new Power of Parents Scholarship contest that will give high school students the opportunity to write a 300-400 word essay about some of the biggest sacrifices their parents/guardians have made to support them while learning from home.

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Submissions are open for just three weeks, now through April 30, 2020, and the winning entry will receive $2,500 to help pay for college or to enhance their home learning setup. Eligible students can learn more and apply at https://brainly.com/scholarships/power-of-parents.

Some questions students are asked to address in their scholarship essay submission include:

  • How is your parent/guardian helping you navigate this new world of online learning to make sure your education doesn’t skip a beat?
  • How are you as a student being supported while learning at home?
  • Has your parent/guardian put in extra hours helping you figure out homework questions they didn’t know how to answer themselves?
  • What steps are your parents/guardians taking to ensure they can put in a full day’s work while you put in a full day of learning?
  • How has your parent/guardian gone the extra mile to make your home-learning experience a success?

“We’re excited to be able to give students the chance to describe how their parents/guardians are going above and beyond to ensure they are successful while carrying on their learning at home,” says Eric Oldfield, Brainly’s Chief Business Officer, the father of two school-age daughters in New York City.

According to a survey of 600 U.S. parents of school-age students who are now having to learn from home, 78% of moms and dads said they have a newfound admiration and respect for their students’ teachers.

“The fact that so many parents/guardians are becoming more appreciative of the hard work teachers do every day to educate our nation’s youth is proof that this transition to online learning and homeschooling is changing nearly every aspect of families’ lives,” says Oldfield. “As families struggle to work on homework assignments during these challenging times, we’ve been seeing more and more students and parents are turning to homework help platforms and online learning communities for support, with a 200% increase in demand for help on Brainly in the U.S.”

About Brainly
Brainly is the world’s largest online learning community, where students and parents get homework and study help from peers and experts. Students from anywhere can ask questions and get step-by-step explanations from others to go from frustration to understanding. The unique opportunity for students to freely ask questions, as well as gain the confidence that comes from helping others, inspires students to learn in a collaborative community that now receives more than 200 million visitors each month. For more information, visit www.brainly.com