A Better America Scholarship Program 2015
Update: Due to the overwhelming number of entries for us to get through, the winner will be announced mid February 2016.
Global English Editing awards scholarships to students in the United States who intend to make a positive contribution to the country’s future. We award $1000 to one university student each year. We do this because as a company we want to reach out to the student generation and reward initiative, innovation and lofty idealism.
For details about the 2014 A Better America Scholarship winner, see the announcement on our blog post.
See also our detailed guide on how to write a scholarship essay, which provides valuable advice for any scholarship you apply for going forward.
Background to the scholarship
Students today have the ability to seamlessly navigate the 21st century better than any previous generation. The world is shrinking, with globalization, speed of light communication and unprecedented access to knowledge via the Internet tearing down barriers to individual and community advancement. With a pocket-sized smartphone that would have been considered a supercomputer 40 years ago, a young person can turn the world on its head and take selfies all at the same time.
The scholarship is not limited to a particular school or university, as every student in the United States has the power to change the country. We outline our reasons for creating the scholarship in greater detail on our blog:
• Currently enrolled at an accredited university in the United States.
• A citizen of the United States, or have a valid green card.
• International students studying in the United States are eligible, but they will have to demonstrate their intention to stay in the country after graduation and see through their change-making agenda.
The deadline for the 2015 scholarship is 31 December 2015.
How to apply
Students must outline in 200 words or less how they intend to change America. As an editing and proofreading company, we value high quality writing, and therefore we will look kindly upon well written entries. Please submit your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, university or school and contact details.
Global English Editing will award $1000 to the leading university student. This money should be used to facilitate their agenda, but whether that involves paying for tuition, textbooks or college accommodation, or something entirely different, is up to them.
Keep in mind that if Steve Jobs was awarded such a scholarship in his youth, he probably would have spent the money to attend a Buddhist retreat and on LSD, and we think he made a pretty fantastic contribution to America, and the world.
If you would like any more information about the scholarship, or if you are inspired by its potential to help change America and would like to help spread the word about it, please contact us at email@example.com.
About Global English Editing
Global English Editing is a leading online editing and proofreading company. Having worked closely with American students through our dissertation editing services, we are excited about their potential to change the country.