NPG 2017 Essay Scholarship Contest
Multiple Awards from $1,000 to $2,000!
NPG, a national membership organization devoted to population issues, invites students to compete in our annual Essay Scholarship Contest.
President Donald Trump and the more than 50 new Members of the 115th Congress should learn about the critical issue of U.S. population size and growth. Students are requested to provide NPG with a three- to five-point plan to educate these freshmen legislators about the sources of U.S. population growth, as well as policy suggestions to slow, halt, and eventually reverse our growth in order to preserve America’s environment, economy, natural resources, and quality of life. Submissions must be between 500 and 750 words.
The NPG Scholarship Committee will select multiple 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:
- Entries must be received by April 21, 2017. Those received after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Winners will be announced online at NPG.org by June 30, 2017.
- Entries must be submitted via Email to NPGEssayScholarship@gmail.com. No mail, fax, or other submissions will be accepted.
- Follow submission instructions carefully to ensure your entry is accepted for consideration. Submissions that do not include all material (Essay, Application and Release Form) in one email will NOT be accepted.
- 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 2017 semester. Applicant must be 14 years old or older.
- 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 2017 semester.
- To be considered, submission must 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 in a MSWord document or a MS Word compatible file.
- 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.
World population, now over 7.3 billion, is predicted to rise to 9 billion by 2050, an increase of almost two billion, or 23%, in the short space of only 34 years from now.In the highly unlikely event that per capita greenhouse gas emissions could possibly be decreased by an equal percentage in such a short space of time (a blink of an eye) the total amount of worldwide emission would remain the same!
From this simple illustration it would appear that without drastically reducing the size of world population, there is no solution to the problem.None at all.So then why do our world leaders pretend that there is one?What is to be gained by pretending rather than by proposing a solution that would solve the problem – a reduction in the size of world population to not more than 1- 2 billion?