NPG Essay Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $2,500
Awards Available: 6

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!

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 students. Official contest information is available on our website (

Official Contest Rules and Eligibility Requirements:

1. Entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST on April 18, 2021 through NPG's official submission webpage - click here to access page. Those received after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Winners will be announced online at by July 12, 2021.

2. Document must be in MS Word or an MS Word compatible file to be considered, (Google Docs will not be accepted), and include the entrant's name, address, email, and telephone number. Letter should be between 450 and 600 words, in 12-14 pt. font. Only the body of the letter will be considered in the word count. If cited sources are included, they are not included in the word count.

3. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident.

4. 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 2021 semester. Applicant must be 14 years old or older.

5. Applicant must be enrolled in or attending an accredited school within the United States, or operated overseas by the U.S. government, for the Fall 2021 semester.

6. No purchase or contribution is required for entry. Neither membership in nor contributions to NPG will enhance the chances of winning.

7. Essay must be the original work of applicant.

8. Applicant must sign and date the Application Form. (A parent or guardian's signature is also required for all applicants under 18.)

9. All submissions are subject to the NPG Privacy Policy.

10. Relatives of employees or directors of NPG are not eligible.

11. Not valid where prohibited.

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