Announces Winner of the Fall 2012 Textbooks for a Year Scholarship Essay Contest

San Leandro, California (EastBayDaily) — Textbook buyback company mybookbuyer announces the winner of the Fall 2012 Textbooks for a Year Scholarship essay contest $1,250 grand prize is Jennifer Eckert. Ms. Eckert, who is pursuing her master’s degree at Fordham University, wrote the award winning essay which will enable her to pay for textbooks for an entire year.

MyBookBuyer has been in the textbook buyback industry for more than a decade, and is all too familiar with the financial toll the rapid rising cost of textbooks can have on students. “We continue to see the prices of textbooks spiking even faster than the rate of inflation,” says company founder, Michael Der. “And many students tell us they rely on the funds they receive from selling their books for cash during textbook buyback in order to help them prepare for the expenses of the upcoming semester".

In response to this need and as a way of giving back, Mr. Der, decided to help the students who come to the site to sell their textbooks for cash, by creating the MyBookBuyer Textbooks for a Year Scholarship Essay Contest. This contest was created with the purpose to provide the winning student with enough money to buy textbooks for a whole year with the $1,250 Grand Prize cash award.

The Fall 2012 Textbooks for a Year Scholarship essay contest was open to all College and University students, ages 18 and older, and who are legal residents of the United States. Jennifer Eckert’s prize-winning essay reveals her admiration for Abigail Adams, the wife of former President John Adams, and explores many other issues. The contest essay question asked, “What prominent person would you like to interview and why?”, and she wrote about the strength of character which Abigail Adams displayed in her letters with her husband, which showed her to be an independent, forward thinking individual. These characteristics, among other admirable accomplishments, were addressed by Ms. Eckert in her essay, as she asked hypothetical questions and made projections on how Mrs. Adams thinking might translate to modern day.

This completes the third year of essay contests conducted by MyBookBuyer, as they continue to make a difference for the winners of the Scholarship by helping to make textbooks more affordable for all the students who come to the textbook buyback site. The essay contest continues to be conducted twice each semester year, once in the Fall and then again, in the Spring. allows anyone with a computer to easily sell textbooks online for cash. Anyone who is seeking additional information about the company or to find out more about the Scholarship contest, may do so visiting the company site at:


Andrew Ha