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Gifted Chicagoan writers take note.

Grammarly, a software which offers automated proofreading, is launching an essay competition for a scholarship.

It will be awarded to any student currently enrolled at an accredited higher education institution in the United States.

The student who submits an outstanding essay will win $1,000.00. Essays must be at least 500 to 1,000 words.

“Last year, Grammarly’s scholarship program received many thoughtful essays on the importance of quality writing,” said Brad Hoover, Chief Executive Officer at Grammarly. “This year we’re launching our scholarship on National Reading Day, with a focus on how reading influences writing.”

To enter and win the competition, students are asked to submit an essay in reply to one of the two questions below, and submit to before February 24, 2014 by 10am Chicago time.

  • How are reading and writing interconnected?
  • How has reading improved the way you write?

Grammarly has more than 3 million registered users around the globe. Their editor product helps correct spelling errors, grammatical mistakes and check for plagiarism. trust Grammarly’s products, which are also licensed by more than 250 leading universities and corporations.

To learn more, visit Grammarly’s website or connect on Facebook



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