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 January 1, 2014. 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 Winter entries is 12:00 p.m. (noon) PST on December 1, 2013.
- No late entries will be accepted!
- Please direct all questions concerning scholarships and/or the Essay Contest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Regrettably, no scholarship or essay contest question can be answered by phone.
Scholarship Question and Guidelines:
With obesity becoming more and more synonymous with America, it is hard to understand why the government subsidizes corn additives and other unhealthy products. Although increasing food prices and outsourcing paired with rural depopulation have certainly left American agriculture waning, people also need positive government influence on their eating habits.
Please discuss the reason for the subsidies and their impact on this health epidemic along with other alternative, viable approaches to curb America's growing problems with its agriculture industry and rampant obesity.
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.