CONGRATUALTIONS JORDAN KRASKI
About HiLine Coffee
Founded by two coffee-loving best friends, HiLine Coffee was created with the goal of delivering a high quality alternative to Nespresso pods at an affordable price. After the initial product launch, HiLine Coffee customers requested a fresh alternative to Keurig K cups and coffee beans. With its fundamentally different approach to coffee production and emphasis on quality from the farm to cup, HiLine is revolutionizing the in-home coffee experience. We’re glad you found us and we hope you take some time to explore our delightful array of the freshest and tastiest coffee products.
About the HiLine Coffee Scholarship
We understand the value of a higher education, and we also understand that obtaining one can be financially challenging for both students and their families. For this reason, we are pleased to offer a $1000 scholarship to the winner of our HiLine Coffee Scholarship. Potential applicants can find information regarding the application procedure below.
Who is eligible to apply?
- Individuals who are planning on attending college or university during the winter of 2016 or fall of 2017 are eligible to participate in the HiLine Coffee scholarship essay contest.
- Must be currently residing in the United States or Canada.
The essay topic
In order to participate in the contest, applicants must submit a 500-word essay responding to the following question:
“How coffee makes me a better person”
The application process
In order to apply, applicants should submit their essay to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2017 in an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the body of the email, applicants should also include the following information:
- Your name, mailing address, and phone number
- The name of the school you are attending with proof of acceptance or enrollment
Once the application period is closed, we will review the essays and select a winner based upon the criteria set out above. We will notify the winner by email or phone on or around June 15, 2017. If the scholarship winner is unable to be reached within one week, we will choose another winner.
Update: Congratulations Jordan Kraski
When I think of coffee, I think of my father. Ever since I was in elementary school my dad would pick me up from school and we would go to a local coffee shop. He would get a cup of coffee, and I’d order a hot cocoa. This weekly ritual between my father and I was always something I looked forward to. At the time I did not realize the full depth of what he wanted to accomplish with those coffee dates, yet I now know that this was his way of staying connected with me. As I entered high school, things slowly began to change. I became busier with school, sports, and friends and our coffee dates became less frequent.
Looking back on these experiences of sharing coffee with my father, I realize this was his way of sharing something he enjoyed with me. To this day, we still try to continue this coffee date whenever we can. It’s most common for me to stop by the fire station where he works and bring him a cup of coffee just as an excuse to say hello. Even though we do not get to that coffee shop as regularly as we’d like, my father continues to make me a cup of coffee in the morning and we stand in our kitchen and enjoy it together for a few moments before I head out the door. This ritual brings a warm feeling inside- kind of like the coffee- as I remember all those times we were able to sit together and really enjoy our beverages and connect.
You see, it isn’t only the coffee that has made me a better person, but the memories I have created while drinking it. For us, sharing something we both enjoy is not only having a beverage but an experience. It brings us back together and provides the opportunity to reconnect regularly. Coffee has created the opportunity for the time I have spent with my father which has given me the strength and confidence I needed to become the person I am today. I’ve been given time and attention that I need to be assured that no matter what – I am an important person, I am loved and am capable of making my own decisions and feeling confident with them; not needing the reassurance from others to feel safe and secure. I grew up receiving that validation and still continue to get it from him with our time spent together drinking coffee. For that I am a better person.
I will be rowing on the women’s crew team next fall at The University of Louisville. I hope your organization will award me your scholarship so I may graduate with minimal student debt and look to spending more time on creating connections with the people I love most; hopefully through a cup of coffee.
By Jordan Kraski, Senior, Arlington High School – Arlington, WA