Essay Scholarship Contest Rules
Six Awards from $2,500 to $1,000!
Entries must be received by April 23, 2014. Submissions postmarked prior to due date but not received until after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Winners will be announced online at www.NPG.org by July 11, 2014. Official rules and eligibility requirements are available online.
NPG, a national membership organization devoted to population issues, invites students to compete in our Annual Essay Scholarship Contest.
Explain why the average American citizen – particularly our youngest generation – should become active in the cause to slow, halt, and eventually reverse U.S. population growth.
Submissions must be between 500 and 750 words.
The NPG Scholarship Committee will select up to six (6) winning essays. Essays will be judged based on the quality of writing, originality, relevance to topic, and evidence of critical thinking. All decisions are within the discretion of NPG Scholarship judges and all decisions are final. All scholarships will be paid directly to the accredited college or university account of the winning student(s). Official Contest information is available on our website (www.NPG.org).
Official Contest Rules and Eligibility Requirements:
- Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident.
- Applicant must be a senior in high school or a college freshman, sophomore, or junior enrolled in an official undergraduate program of study for the fall 2014 semester.
- Applicant must be currently enrolled in or attending an accredited school within the United States, or operated overseas by the U.S. government, for the fall 2014 semester.
- To be considered, submission must meet be complete and include the entrant’s name, address, email, and telephone number. (Full criteria and submission instructions available at www.NPG.org.)
- No purchase or contribution is required for entry. Neither membership in nor contributions to NPG will enhance the chances of winning.
- Essay should be between 500 and 750 words, in 12-14 pt. font, printed, single-sided pages of 8.5 x 11 inch white paper. Title and works cited are not required, and are not to be included in word count.
- Emailed or faxed essays will NOT be accepted.
- Applicant must sign and date the Application Form. (A parent or guardian signature is also required for all applicants under 18.)
- Relatives of employees or directors of NPG are not eligible.
- Not valid where prohibited.
- Only one entry per student. If you would like proof that your essay has arrived, please provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your essay submission.
- Entries must be received by April 23, 2014. Those postmarked prior to due date but received after the deadline will NOT be accepted.
- Entries must be submitted via mail to: NPG Scholarship Contest P.O. Box 1265 Teaneck, NJ 07666
- Follow submission instructions carefully to ensure your entry is accepted for consideration. Partial submissions, submissions that do not meet specified criteria, and submissions that do not include all material (essay and signed Application) will NOT be accepted.
NPG is a national non-profit membership organization headquartered in Alexandria, VA. Since 1972, our primary purpose has been to educate the American public and elected officials regarding the damaging effects of overpopulation on our environment, resources, and quality of life.