ParkWhiz Helps College Students Save with New Parking Scholarship

Chicago-based on-demand parking provider is awarding students more than $6,000 toward parking

CHICAGO – SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 – Aside from tuition, books, housing and entertainment expenses, college students spend a fortune each year on parking and other transportation-related fees. In an effort to support college students across the country, ParkWhiz has launched a Parking Scholarship promotion. ParkWhiz will grant up to $6,600 toward free parking to five deserving students.

“Besides keeping up with school work, college students have a laundry list of expenses each semester to think about,” says Aashish Dalal, co-founder and CEO of ParkWhiz, a Chicago-based on-demand parking app. “We just want to make it a little easier by offering free parking for students who need it most.”

To enter, college students should visit and upload a picture of themselves, their car, or their school along with a 100-word response that explains what a free year of parking would mean to them. Entrants are invited to share the promotion with friends to ask for votes.

The five submissions with the most votes will be judged by a panel from ParkWhiz. The grand prize winner will receive a year of free parking (up to $5,000 value) and four runners-up will receive a month of free parking (up to $400 value). Entrants must be currently enrolled in a higher education institution and pursuing an associates, bachelors, masters or doctorate degree.

Voting closes on September 25, 2015. The ParkWhiz judges will select winners and contact them on September 28, 2015. See official rules for details.

About ParkWhiz:

Headquartered in Chicago, ParkWhiz is the e-parking industry leader. The company’s website and mobile platforms provide a fast and efficient way for drivers to find and book guaranteed parking spaces before reaching their destination at thousands of parking locations across the country, from New York City to Chicago to San Francisco. ParkWhiz is an official partner of StubHub and TicketsNow, and the company also partners with professional and collegiate sports organizations, including the Indianapolis Colts and NCAA teams and entertainment venues across the country. For more information, visit