Digital Responsibility is granting one winner a $1,500 grand prize and one runner-up a $500 scholarship through their E-Waste Scholarship. Each year e-waste around the globe increases by 20 to 50 million tons putting toxic waste into our ground and groundwater supply. To promote awareness and understanding of the impact that this e-waste can potentially cause, Digital Responsibility is hosting their essay scholarship contest.
College or graduate students of any level are eligible to apply for this scholarship as long as they are US citizens or residents. The contest entry form must be completed and submitted along with a 140 character statement about e-waste. The original entry form must be submitted by April 30, to coincide with Earth Day.
Based upon the statement, ten finalists will be chosen. Those top ten finalists will then be required to write a 500-1,000 word essay on e-waste. The final essays will then be evaluated based upon content and creativity, the final winner and runner up will then be chosen.
If you’re wondering what it means to be digitally responsible, Digital Responsibility defines it as the following: “We believe that it’s our responsibility to use technology in a way that doesn’t harm others and to be aware of the impact that technology has on our health, environment, and society at large.” Keeping this in mind might help when writing your statement.
If you’re interested in the E-Waste Scholarship make sure you enter now before the deadline!
Student Scholarship from Unplag
Deadline: March 1
Unplag is a plagiarism detection engine and works hard to encourage students around the world to produce original essays. Because of this, your opinion on being original might be worth $2,000! The student scholarship from Unplag essay contest was launched in September and you still have the chance to enter to win if you submit your entry before March 1st. The scholarship winner will be announced on March 9th.
To enter the student scholarship from unplag you must be at least 18 years old and enrolled as a full time international student (graduate or undergraduate). You will then need to submit a 500 word, original essay on a topic that you’ve come up with or on one of the following topics:
1. Academic cheating can deprive you of a successful career.
2. Being original will soon become a trend.
3. Technologies able to fight academic cheating.
4. Does online education “promote” academic dishonesty?
5. Can plagiarism be eliminated once and for all?
6. Plagiarism addiction kills creativity and critical thinking.
7. How does the digital age influence plagiarism and cheating?
8. Is social networking causing a plagiarism problem?
9. Cross-culture differences concerning plagiarism.
10. What if some of my educators were found guilty of plagiarism?
All students who enter must also submit the Unplag scholarship entry form. An Unplag committee will determine the finalists and the final winner, they suggest that your essay has “creativity, humor and an individual manner of writing.”
If you’re interested in this scholarship and think that you might be eligible to enter to win the $2,000 grand prize, you can find further details on the Student Scholarship from Unplag here.