The Papercheck Essay Contest

The Papercheck Essay Contest is open to students of legal resident of the U.S. or for those who hold a valid student visa. The Charles Shafae Scholarship Fund awards a $1,000 scholarship each year to winner of the Essay Contest. To enter in the contest, just submit an essay and you could be the next winner.

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To qualify for entry, participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
  • Be actively enrolled at the undergraduate level, taking at least 12 credits per semester
  • Be a legal resident of the U.S. or hold a valid student visa
  • Carry a status of “Good Standing”
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.2

How to Apply:

For applying the scholarship contest, you must write an essay on the following topic:

In your opinion, should colleges and universities offer degrees entirely online? Why or why not? Please discuss the issues around the question and the pros and cons.

Essay Guideline:

  • Use sources whenever possible, and Modern Language Association (MLA) format throughout.
  • You must write a minimum of 1,000 words; there is no maximum word count.
  • Focus will be on grammar and the ability to present ideas clearly.
  • Include a Works Cited page with a minimum of three sources. The essay must follow the MLA system for documenting sources

Submitting Details:

You can submit your essay through the given link:

Award Amount:

A scholarship of $1,000 each year will be given to the winner of the Papercheck Essay Contest.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for 2015 entries is 12:00 p.m. (noon) PST on January 18, 2016.

Link for more Information:

Contact Information:

Direct all questions concerning scholarships and/or the Essay Contest to


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