Each year, NPG offers an Essay Scholarship Contest for students across the country. Contestants are invited to answer a population-related question, with their own experience and insight guiding their ideas for a solution. This year, NPG is pleased to announce a NEW Photo Scholarship Contest. Students are asked to submit their original photograph, as well as a short description, of an environmental treasure which is threatened by population growth. Both contests are open to high school seniors, as well as currently-enrolled college undergraduates. Winners will receive a designated scholarship amount, paid towards undergraduate tuition at the accredited college or university they attend.
Thanks to the generous support of NPG members and various foundations, we are able to provide this annual program to support the education of America’s next generation of leaders. As we continue our mission to inform U.S. citizens and legislators regarding the damaging consequences of population growth, it is vital that we engage our nation’s youngest citizens. It is their future quality of life which is at stake!
Be sure to check back for the details each year on our Scholarship Contest, which should be posted each January!
NPG is pleased to offer these challenging events as part of our mission to enlist a new generation of activists, who will be focused on reversing the dangers of population growth. We regularly receive positive feedback from students entering our scholarship contests. Recently, a student sent the following message to NPG:
“Wow, what an amazing cause. I’ve thought of how population negatively affects an environment throughout my whole life, but always thought that no one would necessarily agree with me. But the fact that there’s an organization with over 25,000 people working for negative population growth with a scholarship to boot astounds me in a positive way. Thank you so much for this opportunity.”
NPG sends our thanks to all of our members and friends who have so generously contributed – as well as our appreciation for the tens of thousands of students who have competed in our contests. It is your support and participation that help make this critical program possible!
Click on each name to read their winning essay. Click here to read the topic for the 2014 Essay Contest.
|$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
Click on each name to view the winning photo. Click here to read the topic for the 2014 Photo Contest.
|Grand Prize Winner - $1,500||Cara Mosley||Flagler College,|
|NPG’s Robert H. Savage Memorial Scholarship $1,000||Avalon Hoek Spaans||University of Florida|
|$500||Summer Adams||Brigham Young University|
|$500||Kaija Broders||University of Arizona|
|$500||Kyle DeLong||The University of Colorado-Boulder|
|$500||Monica Hellmer||Washington University St. Louis|
St. Louis, MO
|$500||Taylor Hendri||University of Alabama|
|$500||Gina Jozef||Colorado College|
Colorado Springs, CO
|$500||Nikhil Kapadia||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|$500||Casey Kuka||Pasco Hernando State College|
Dade City, FL
|$500||Nicholas Ladeouceur||Ithaca College|
|$500||Sarah Paravia||Biola University|
La Mirada, CA
|$500||Emily Sargent||Bethel College|
|$500||Abigail Schwehr||Southern New Hampshire University|
|$500||Leia Smitt||University of Central Arkansas|
|$500||Annaliese Voci||Columbia College Chicago|
|$500||Jennifer Wasilewski||Jacksonville University|
Click on each name to read their winning essay. Click here to read the topic for the 2013 Essay Contest.
Winners of the 2012 Video Scholarship Contest
Winners of the 2012 Poster Scholarship Contest
Albemarle High School
|$1,000||Katherine Bartlett||New Hanover High School|
|$1,000||Chiara Ferrari-Wong||Bergen County Academies|
|$1,000||Devin McNulty||Mount Saint Joseph Academy|
|$1,000||Gabriela Pabon||Dillard Center for the Arts|
Ft. Lauderdale, FL