Proof Reading, LLC Announces 2011 Scholarship Winner

New 2012 Scholarship Topic

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--August 18, 2011-- Proof Reading, LLC, a leading provider of proofreading and editing services, has announced Tamara Lang, a junior at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California as its 2011 Scholarship Winner. The award is a $1,500 scholarship that was established to help deserving undergraduates further their college educations and reach their goals.

Lang, who has a cumulative GPA of 3.96 and has been on the Dean's List every semester, is majoring in English with a minor in biology. She was awarded the Arthur Lynip Scholarship, which is given to only five English majors each year. In addition to her academic accomplishments, Lang was a finalist in Westmont's speech and debate competition last semester. Lang has also received awards for her extensive volunteer work and has been working as a lifeguard for the past five years.

Lang's essay was chosen from 211 submissions. The Proof Reading, LLC scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who is attending an accredited four-year U.S. college or university and who maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. It is based on submission of a minimum 1,500-word essay on a subject selected by Proof Reading, LLC Essays are judged on grammar, content, and clarity.

Proof Reading, LLC Scholarship Program for 2012
The 2012 entry deadline for the Proof Reading, LLC Scholarship Program is June 1, 2012. The winner will be announced on July 1, 2012. The 2012 scholarship topic focuses on the U.S. debt crisis. Applicants will be asked to respond to the following prompt:

On May 16, 2011, the United States hit the current debt ceiling of 14.3 trillion dollars. In order to continue paying our debts, Congress has been urged to increase the debt ceiling. Congress has announced that it will not approve a debt ceiling increase without an included plan to decrease spending. After September 2, 2011, the United States will begin to default on its financial obligations.

Based on the information given above and information gleaned from outside sources, respond to one of the following essay prompts:

  1. What are the risks and benefits in raising the debt ceiling? What effect would this raise have on the U.S. and world economies?
  2. What are the economic implications of defaulting on our loans? How would this default affect the world economy? Are there any alternative solutions that would prevent a debt ceiling increase and allow us to pay our debts in full?
  3. Republicans have presented a plan that includes increasing the debt ceiling in two stages, each with its own set of budget cuts. This plan was approved by the House, but was denied by the Senate. The Democratic proposal reportedly includes a one-time debt ceiling increase. What are the advantages and disadvantages of dividing the debt ceiling into two stages? What guidelines or restrictions should be included in order to prevent the need for further increase before the next presidential term?
  4. It is speculated that proposed budget cuts would come from Medicare, Social Security and support for the troops abroad. What are the short-term and long-term implications of such spending cuts?

About Proof Reading, LLC
Proof Reading, LLC is an industry leader in business document editing and proofreading. The company provides high-quality business editing services to businesses and individuals, utilizing the convenience of the Internet. Located in the heart of the San Francisco Financial District, Proof Reading, LLC has a proven editing staff that provides high-impact results and quick return times.

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