Win a USD 2000 Scholarship with Unplag Plagiarism Checker

Deadline: 1 March 2016
Open to: full-time college or university students, 18 years of age or older, with good writing capabilities
Prizes:  USD 2,000


Dear students, the Unplag plagiarism checker has launched a scholarship contest to boost your original writing skills! Do you want to share your own experience in fighting plagiarism? Just do it by creating your own essay topic! Everyone who takes part in this contest should submit an essay written in English.

To make your writing vivid and full of interesting details, you can choose any style of the essay and switch on your imagination dwelling on future perspectives of online cheating, technologies that are most likely to stop plagiarism, etc.

Everyone who takes part in this contest should submit an essay written in English following these guidelines:

  • The essay topic may be either created on your own describing plagiarism in academia issues or chosen from the list below:
    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?
  • Your essay may be of any style you prefer;
  • Your essay should be at least 500-word long;
  • Creativity, humor and individual manner of writing are highly appreciated;
  • The essay should be original (you can check it here);
  • The essay should be submitted no later than March 1, 2016.


Unplag will award a scholarship in the amount of USD 2,000 for the best essay submission. The scholarship will be given to the university or college where the winner is currently studying, so that it could be further used for his or her studying purposes including course related expenses, books and supplies, etc.

How to Apply?

You can enter the contest from September 1, 2015 till March 1, 2016. If you submit an essay later than March 1, 2016, it will not be considered.

Along with the essay written by you, please also submit the form that you can find it HERE.

Essay evaluation will take place in two rounds. First, the committee will choose the best of the submitted essays based on their quality and applicability. The pre-final essays will be published on  Unplag’s blog space. On the second stage, the compeittion Committee will determine three finalists. Each of the finalists will be encouraged to make a short video about himself and his achievements in study. Feedback from their teachers will be welcomed too. Votes and comments posted on Unplag blog will be also considred, so you are welcome to invite your friends and teachers to vote for you if you are in finals.

Please note, that a scholarship winner should also submit scanned copy of a document certifying that he or she is a student of a particular educational institution.

For more information please visit the official website.

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