The ProofreadingServices.com High School and University Writing Scholarships

The 2013-2014 submission period for the ProofreadingServices.com Writing Scholarships is now closed.
Scholarship awardees will be announced on July, 15, 2014.

The writing prompt for the 2014-2015 awards will be announced in the fall of 2014. Applications will be due June 1, 2015.


2013-2014 Scholarship Information (CLOSED):

We are pleased you are interested in applying for a ProofreadingServices.com Writing Scholarship. We created this program to reward America's most talented student writers at the high school and university levels.

  • This year, we will award six scholarships ranging from $100 to $500. Three scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and three will be awarded to university students (graduate students and undergraduate students are judged in the same category).
  • To qualify, you must be enrolled in a US university or high school, you must meet our GPA minimum of 3.2, and you must write an essay responding to the prompt below and submit it online by June 1, 2014.
  • The winners of this year's writing scholarships will be announced on July 15, 2014, and their entries will be posted on our blog for thousands of writers to read. 

The 2014 Writing Prompt:

Make a bold prediction about something in the year 2025 that, to the best of your knowledge, no one else has made a prediction about. Convince us this will come true.

A variation of this question appeared on a University of Virginia college application.


Category 1: High School Seniors

Awards:

  • 1st Place - $500
  • 2nd Place - $300
  • 3rd Place - $100

Applicant Requirements:

  • High school senior enrolled in a US high school (you do not need to be an American citizen)
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA

Deadline and Guidelines:

  • All scholarship writing submissions must be received by noon (US Eastern time) on June 1, 2014. Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • If you have questions, please use this contact form. We cannot answer any scholarship questions via phone.
  • Your response to this year's writing prompt (see above) must be between 750 and 2,000 words (including your MLA Works Cited page). Please make sure you respect the minimum and maximum word counts. Our panel of educators will judge your writing's clarity, grammar, organization, and creativity. Good luck!


Category 2: College and Graduate School Students

Awards:

  • 1st Place - $500
  • 2nd Place - $300
  • 3rd Place - $100

Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student (any field of study) enrolled in a US university (you do not need to be an American citizen)
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA

Deadline and Guidelines:

  • All scholarship writing submissions must be received by noon (US Eastern time) on June 1, 2014. Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • If you have questions, please use this contact form. We cannot answer any scholarship questions via phone.
  • Your response to this year's writing prompt (see above) must be between 750 and 2,000 words (including your MLA Works Cited page). Please make sure you respect the minimum and maximum word counts. Our panel of educators will judge your writing's clarity, grammar, organization, and creativity. Good luck!