The Charles Shafae Scholarship Fund
The Charles Shafae Scholarship Fund awards two $500 scholarships each year (one per long semester) to the winners of the Papercheck Essay Contest.
The Papercheck Essay Contest is open to students of all majors. The winner will be announced on July 1, 2013. 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 enrolled at the undergraduate level (have taken or are taking an undergraduate course) 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
- follow the guidelines below
- The deadline for 2013 Summer entries is 12:00 p.m. (noon) PST on June 1, 2013.
- No late entries will be accepted!
- Please direct all questions concerning scholarships and/or the Essay Contest to email@example.com.
- Regrettably, no scholarship or essay contest question can be answered by phone.
Scholarship Question and Guidelines:
United States Gun Control: Gun control laws vary in each state; some states have more restricted laws than others. Choose a state/district with relaxed gun control laws and a state/district with tight gun control laws, and compare the crime rates, as well as any other related factors, between the two. Are there any significant outside factors that could affect each state's gun control laws? Analyze those factors in the states with both relaxed and tight gun control laws. Should states follow the strict gun control laws that citizens of other countries, such as Korea and Singapore, must abide by in order to lower crime rates?
Please cover the above questions. 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. We will focus 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, which is set forth in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. (New York: MLA, 2009). Submit your essay using the form below. Do not send your transcript until it is requested.