We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2014 NPG Essay Scholarship.
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.
Click on each name to read their winning essay!
|$1,000||Pierce Brooks||Wesley College|
Winner of the Richard C. Smith NPG Essay Scholarship
|Ian T. Grey||Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University|
Winner of the Foundation for Human Conservation NPG Essay Scholarship
|Hartland McDonald||Florida State University|
|$1,000||Gregory Ross||University of Chicago|
|$1,000||Gemma Zahradka||University of Wisconsin - La Crosse|
La Crosse, WI
If almost all couples had no more than two children, and if we reduced immigration to not over 200,000 a year, our population would soon stop growing and then begin a gradual decline before stabilizing at a sustainable level of around 150 million.
By contrast, we are now heading rapidly toward disaster. Our population growth is destroying our environment, our resources, and our standard of living. If mass immigration is allowed to continue, the Census Bureau projects our U.S. population will grow to 417 million people by 2060 – reaching over half a billion by the end of this century.