SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — April 22, 2016 — Papercheck, LLC, a leader in elite level editing and proofreading services, announced that the 2015 Charles Shafaé Scholarship Fund winner is Rebecca Lopez, a rising sophomore at University of Pennsylvania, where she is completing a degree in Communications with an emphasis in public service and minoring in Hispanic studies.
Rebecca was born in the Bronx and moved to New Jersey in elementary school with her mom, dad, three brothers, and sister. She holds a 3.86 cumulative GPA and was on the Dean’s List for the 2014-2015 school year. When she is not busy playing piccolo in the Penn Band or practicing the flute, Rebecca participates in a multitude of service organizations, including Penn Music Mentoring, Circle K, Latin American Studies Department Undergraduate Assembly, Books through Bars, Magic Circle, and Relay for Life. Rebecca looks to her parents for inspiration, as they have motivated and supported all of her family members to pursue their talents and education. After graduation, she would like to pursue a career of public service in the non-profit sector, specifically focusing on Hispanic advocacy public relations.
Rebecca’s winning essay focused on the pros and cons of an online education in lieu of an on-campus education.
Papercheck received more than 166 submissions for the winter scholarship award. To be eligible, a student must be an undergraduate in good standing at an accredited, four-year U.S. university or college and maintain at least a 3.2 GPA. Each scholarship applicant must write an essay of at least 1,000 words on a subject selected by Papercheck. Essays are judged on grammar and content.
Papercheck has released a new scholarship topic for 2016:
Many people volunteer their time to help others, either through non-profit organizations, churches, or other charitable venues. Write an essay convincing readers to find a charity and volunteer their time.
To apply to the Papercheck Scholarship Fund, please submit your essay to: 2016 Charles Shafaé Scholarship.
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