The Proof-Reading.com Scholarship Program awards one $1,500 scholarship each year. This year's winner will be announced on August 1, 2013. To be eligible to enter the Proof-Reading.com Scholarship Program, you must meet the following criteria:
attend classes at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
take a minimum of 12 semester units (you must be a full-time student)
be a legal resident of the U.S. or provide a valid green card
maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.5
The deadline for Proof-Reading.com Scholarship Contest entries is 12:00 p.m. (noon) PST on July 1, 2013.
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You must write a minimum of 1,500 words in reference to the information presented below. There is no maximum word count. We will focus on grammar and your ability to present ideas clearly. Include a Works Cited page, with a minimum of three sources. The essay must follow the Modern Language Association (MLA) system for documenting sources, which is set forth in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition (New York: MLA, 2009). Submit your essay using the form below. Do not send your transcript unless it is requested.
Compare and contrast the causes, premises and consequences of the following events:
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the United States experienced an economic boom in which industrialists and the capitalists who backed them amassed great wealth. The boom ended abruptly with the stock market crash of 1929.
Near the end of the twentieth century, the United States experienced an economic boom in which high-tech entrepreneurs and those who invested in their ventures became wealthy very quickly. The year 2000 marked the beginning of the end, as stock markets retreated significantly for consecutive years, wiping out the wealth of some and adversely affecting most companies and investors.
There have been 60 scholarship applications submitted since September 11, 2012.
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