HOUSTON, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Xavier Smith, who attends the University of Chicago Laboratory School, is the recipient of the Houston moving company, JT Melia Moving, Scholarship for 2016. Smith plans on attending the University of Louisville and majoring in criminal justice. By winning the competitive scholarship, based on an essay about the moving industry, Smith now has the opportunity to realize his dreams.
Smith explained why he entered the scholarship competition. "There are circumstances that affect my ability to pay for college. I'm the son of a single mother who is not only amazing, but who has sacrificed, taken out three personal loans and borrowed from her retirement to make ends meet. She cannot afford to pay for college and I am trying to do whatever I can to relieve some of the burden so that I can attend college."
Smith's mother, Tarnisha, is employed by the University of Chicago as an HR administrator. However, in addition to a growing debt load, her struggles to help her son include credit woes and medical issues. To help her, Smith works over the summer to pay for part of the family's cellphone bill and groceries. When not studying or working as a research data entry clerk, Smith has also volunteered as a youth mentor in church, a summer camp leader and with the Boy Scouts of America.
Smith's winning essay subject was "How to select a good moving company." That's a topic dear to Melia's heart since he built his company to implement his vision of providing quality customer service with a variety of options geared toward the customer while maintaining competitive pricing.
Melia is described by moving industry peers as having a "tremendous work ethic with a knack for figuring out difficult situations to get a job done and please the customers." Programs such as this are the embodiment of "The Movers that Care."
An accredited BBB business since 1982, Johnnie T. Melia Moving & Storage has an excellent reputation throughout the greater Houston area and all of Texas. Located at 2527 Fairway Park Dr. in Houston, the company offers moving services throughout the Houston area, including Katy, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Conroe, Cypress, Humble, Kingwood and Spring. For more information, call Brandon Melia at (713) 683-8585 or visit http://www.jtmeliamoving.com/.
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