ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial
$1,000 Scholarship Essay Competition
The ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial Scholarship Essay Competition was established to reward students that seek to increase their knowledge and understanding of how Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention help ensure safe drinking water. Backflow Prevention is designed to prevent dangerous - and sometimes fatal - bacteria, chemicals and other harmful agents from entering the local water supply systems. Backflow Prevention programs are essential to ensure that the water that reaches your home, school or place of business is as safe and pure as it was when it left the water treatment plant.
The ABPA's focus is to have a public educated in the value and need for active local backflow prevention programs. Our goal is safe drinking water through cross-connection control. The organization works to build a greater public awareness of backflow prevention as one component of safe drinking water.
2016 - 2017 Essay Contest Topic:
Explain the difference between a containment cross-connection program and an isolation or primary cross-connection program. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of each. Which program offers the best protection against backflow and why.
Eligibility: The winner shall be at least age 13, and no older than age 19, as of December 31 of the competition school year, and be a legal resident of the United States or Canada, to be awarded the scholarship. The applicant is not required to be college-bound; the scholarship money can be used for any type of advanced education.
YOUNG FLIMMAKERS CONTEST
Young Filmmakers Contest submissions, from college age to 3rd grade, are due by midnight, January 14, 2018.
Each film submission should choose one or several of the following topics on which to focus the theme of the film: Water, Waste, Food, Transportation, Energy, Open Space and Ecosystems
The film should talk about an environmental/sustainability problem and then discuss what could be a potential solution to this problem
Winners of each category will receive the following prizes
1. Screening of their film
2. Posting of their film
3. Cash prize or scholarship:Each winner will receive a cash prize pertaining to the grade level category:
For more details visit: www.connecther.org/gitw
Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship
Young people spend an average of 7.5 hours a day consuming media--and this doesn't include computer use for schoolwork--according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. With technology always at the ready at your fingertips, it can be a challenge to unplug. But taking a break from technology is healthy for both the mind and body.
The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the negative effects of too much screen time. For more information on technology addiction, please see these articles.
Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
How to apply: Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about technology addiction (Instead of spending time with technology, I'd rather...). The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction.
Deadline: January 30, 2018
How we'll select the winner: We'll select the 10 finalists based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.
Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.