If you’re a college student looking for extra tuition money, enter our contest! Two winners will receive either a $2,500 or $4,000 scholarship.

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Winner Announcement — We’re ecstatic to announce the scholarship winners. Congratulations to Anita Sharkey, who won the $4,000 scholarship. The second place winner is Paul Powers, who gets the $2,500 scholarship. We sincerely apologize for the delay in announcing the winner’s results, which we were due to publish earlier. This delay is due to unforeseen circumstances that were beyond our control. We understand the anticipation and enthusiasm around these results and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We want to extend a warm “thank you” to everyone who participated!
Kevin King

You might know that Cleanup Expert is 100% committed to helping harried homeowners find the tools they need to keep their property radiantly clean with minimum effort. However, did you know we also are running a scholarship contest?

It’s true!

We want budding scholars to use the innovative cleaning solutions on our website as a launching pad for their imaginations—to explore present realities and future possibilities. To do that, students may write an essay or create a video on one of the pre-selected topics.

The contest is open to all high school seniors AND students already enrolled in college. There are two awards: one for $2,500 and one for $4,000. Tuition must be used for an accredited US institution.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens
  • High school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited U.S. college or Students currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. college
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.00

Topics for Essay or Video

For your submission, please write an essay of 1,800 to 2,500 words or create a video that’s 15 to 20 minutes long about one of the thirteen topics listed below:

  1. There are three primary types of automatic pool cleaners classified by drive mechanism and power source: suction side, pressure side, and robotic. Come up with a fourth type that’s so groundbreaking it’ll blow the other kinds out of the water.
  2. Your task is to create a compelling marketing campaign for the Electro 6179, a hypothetical pressure washer engineered explicitly for heavy-duty cleaning. It has seven nozzle tips, a 4.1-liter fuel capacity, and a 1.8-liter soap tank (feel free to add more features). Create a Facebook ad or YouTube video designed to pique the interests of potential buyers.
  3. Do you think robotic mops will ever completely replace old-fashioned floor mops? Why or why not?
  4. Writing
  5. What are the primary advantages of robot mops? What are the disadvantages? What will future robot mops look like?
  6. Pool cleaners have come a long way since 1912 when the first mechanical one was invented. Create a script about the birth of this momentous invention and what motivated the inventor to come up with it (what you write doesn’t have to strictly adhere to the facts).
  7. Let’s say you decide to start a business using gas pressure washers. Out of the ones on our site, which one would you pick? What makes it suitable for commercial use?
  8. How will future electric pressure models differ from the ones we have today?
  9. Talk about what makes steam mops great and the best ways to use them.
  10. The first spin mop was invented in 1990 by Joy Mangano and was called the Miracle Mop. When she first appeared on TV to promote it, over 18,000 mops were sold in less than 30 minutes. What do you think it was that appealed to customers?
  11. Let’s say you hop into a time machine that takes you 50 years in the future. What will robot vacuums look like then?
  12. Research window cleaning robots we sell on our site. Which of the features are most important? Which features would you add?
  13. Air purifiers filter out all kinds of contaminants from indoor air. Talk about what these pollutants are and what the beneficial effects of having one are on human health.
  14. Pretend you work in a testing lab for upholstery cleaners. What tests would you do on them to ensure they meet consumer expectations?
  15. We’re starting to see robotic lawnmowers incorporating basic artificial intelligence capabilities (also used in autonomous vehicles). How do you think that technology will improve in 10 years?
  16. What are the most intriguing facts about pool heaters?

Time is Money

Application Deadline

Starting Date:January 10, 2023
Deadline: July 1, 2023
Winner Announcement: July 10, 2023


1st Place: $4,000
2nd Place: $2,500

How to Apply

If you want to enter the contest, fill out the application form below. If you’re writing an essay, upload it by attaching it to the form. If you’re making a video, upload it to YouTube and submit a link to the video. You must also provide proof of enrollment to an accredited U.S. college or your most recent college transcript.

The essay or video entry must explore one of 14 topics listed above. Submissions should be thought-provoking and original. We want to see entries that challenge us to see the issues that these essay questions raise in fresh new ways. Essays should be grammatically correct and be free of typos, and videos should be free of audio and visual errors.

All submissions should be wholly original works. If plagiarism is found, the submission is automatically disqualified. Students may share information from any source, but it should be written in their own words with sources cited when referring to a specific study or quote. We will verify that all entries are original using plagiarism software.

Scholarship Application Form

    Country: United States

    Are you a United States Citizen? *
    Upload Your Essay (Maximum size: 12MB) *
    Upload Your Transcripts or Proof of Enrollment (Maximum size: 12MB) *
    Certification: I hereby certify that all of the information that I have provided in this form and to the attached materials is both accurate and complete (type your full name). *