2018 ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
Each year, NPG offers a variety of Scholarship Contests for students across the country. Contestants are invited to answer a population-related challenge, with their own experience and insight guiding their ideas for a solution. 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 at the beginning of each year!
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:
“I would like to sincerely thank Negative Population Growth for not only assisting me in being able to afford school, but for the opportunity to work with your organization. It is an absolute honor to have been chosen as a winner, and I feel that I have truthfully connected with NPG and its mission. Besides being thankful for the opportunity and financial help, my Grandma is a supporter of NPG and it brought her to tears when I told her I had won. I would like to thank you for allowing me to make my family proud.”
2016 Written Advertisement Scholarship Contest
NPG’s Edith E. May Memorial Scholarship
“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!
Winners of the 2017 Essay Scholarship Contest
Click on each name to view the text of the winning essay. Click here to read the topic for the 2017 Essay Contest.
|NPG's Edith E. May |
|Caitlin Stock||Brigham Young University|
|$1,000||Grant Kleiman||Southwest Minnesota State University|
Click here for previous years’ Essay Scholarship winners
Winners of the 2017 Photo Scholarship Contest
Click on each name to view the text of the winning ad. Click here to read the topic for the 2017 Photo Contest.
University of Colorado at Boulder
California State Polytechnic University
|NPG's Robert H. Savage |
|Lucas Ensign||University of Minnesota Twin Cities |
Click here for previous years’ Photo Scholarship winners
Winners of the 2016 Written Advertisement Scholarship Contest
Click on each name to view the text of the winning ad. Click here to read the topic for the 2016 Written Advertisement Contest.
North Carolina State University
University of Miami
|$1,000||Joseph Ayers||Boise State University |
|NPG’s Edith E. May Memorial Scholarship|
|Matthew Janz||Nevada State College |
|$1,000||Madison Purdy||University of Colorado |
Winners of the 2012 Video Scholarship Contest
|$1,000||Carly DaSilva||The College Of New Jersey|
|$1,000||Katy Martin||University of Wisconsin|
|$1,000||Ryan McCluney||University of North Carolina|
|$1,000||Forrest Anderson Mares||Northwestern College|
St. Paul, MN
|$1,000||Anna Winslow||Cornell University|
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
Click here for previous years’ Poster Scholarship winners
There is no remedy that can possibly avert disastrous Climate Change and Global Warming unless we first address the problem of world population size and growth, and its impact on the size of the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.That means that we need to address the population size and growth of each nation, which together make up the world total.
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?