Hello former Honors Econ students,

Posted below is the information pertinent to the George Taylor Memorial Scholarship. Best of luck to you in the competition for the scholarship and in your future academic endeavors!

Mr. Beem

(The attached documents contain the information below in PDF and Word Format)


George W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship

One--$3000 award to an accredited four year college or university, payable to the institution.
One--$2000 award to an accredited four year college or university, payable to the institution.

This scholarship is open to students who have taken honors economics or are currently in the class.

Friday, June 06, 2014

How to Apply:
Complete application and submit to Mark Hinterberg

George W. Taylor Scholarship

Eligibility: Senior students previously or currently enrolled in honors economics classes.

Scholarship: Scholarship awarded by the George W. Taylor Family Estate. One scholarship award of $3000 and one scholarship award of $2000 payable to an accredited four-year college or university.

Requirements: The student must write an essay of between 1,000 and 1,500 words. Essays exceeding the 1,500-word maximum will only be judged to that point. All essays must comply with the accepted composition format of the English department. Papers must be typed using standard Word document format with one inch margins, typed using Times New Roman 12 font, and must be double-spaced. Sources must be sited using the Modern Language Association (MLA) formatting style. Essays that do not follow these instructions will be penalized.

Deadline: All entries must be submitted according to the requirements listed below on or before 4:00 p.m., Friday, June 06, 2014.

Submission: Entries must include a cover page consisting of the following:

Essay Title
George W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship Essay
Student’s Full Name
Telephone Number
High School
College Name and Admission Information (if available)

Entries must be submitted in two forms. Delivered in person and emailed. Please email your entry to mhinterb@kusd.edu.

Hardcopy---Delivered in person to:

Mr. Mark Hinterberg
Social Studies Coordinator
Teaching and Learning
Educational Support Center
Kenosha Unified School District No 1
3600 52nd Street
Kenosha, WI 53144

AND Emailed, saved in rich text format (RTF) to
Mr. Hinterberg at mhinterb@kusd.edu

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Essay Topic: Raising the Minimum Wage

Write an economic essay to argue support of raising the minimum wage or refute raising the minimum wage.

These: Is raising the minimum wage an effective means of reducing poverty?

Your essay MUST include:

  1. 1. A brief history of the creation of the minimum wage and its primary objective.
  2. 2. Key points and details of economists and politicians who support raising the minimum wage.
  3. 3. Key points and details of economists and politicians who reject the idea of raising the minimum wage.
  4. 4. Make an argument for or against raising the minimum wage

  1. 5. A table or graph that reflects any of the following:
    1. A. Percentage and demographics of the workforce who fall into the category of the minimum wage,
    2. B. Correlations of rising wages to employment trends
    3. C. And/or historical trends of raising the minimum wage.

Your well-documented research may include review of books, periodicals, electronic media, and interviews with people whose knowledge would contribute to the theses.

Judging: The judging of essays will be completed by persons knowledgeable in economics and not connected to Kenosha Unified School District No. 1. Judging will be based on originality, clarity, content, logic, and soundness of economic and historical concepts.

Reminders: Please remember that your essay must conform to English department standards, and you must use the MLA format to cite your sources.Your essay must be between 1, 000 and 1,500 words. You must submit a hard copy (paper) and an electronic copy (email) by 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 06, 2014.