Cleanup.Expert $2,500 Scholarship 2018-2019

Winner Announcement – Big congratulations to our 2017-2018 Scholarship winner, Anjelica Birkin! Her submission was top notch, as were several others. You made our decision difficult, which is a good thing! Thanks to everyone who submitted an Essay or Video.
Students

Here at Cleanup Expert, we believe in the value of education. Finding money for college can be a huge obstacle for many families. We hope to alleviate some of that financial burden with our 2018-2019 Scholarship program.

Two winners will be chosen to receive scholarships of $2,500 and $1,000 to go towards tuition to the college of their choice for the 2018-2019 school year. We encourage high school seniors and current college students to apply.

Because we focus on cleaning for hard-working homeowners, we want young people to understand the impact of cleaning products on our environment and society. Topics for application essays involve current issues surrounding cleaning equipment. From environmental to socioeconomic concerns, we hope to bring awareness to those who will influence our production and purchasing decisions of the future.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens
  • A high school senior who has been accepted to an accredited U.S. college or a student currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. college
  • Carrying a minimum GPA of 3.00

Topics for Essay or Video

You may either write an essay (700-1000 words) or a video (5 minute maximum) about one of the five topics listed below:

  1. What innovations are needed to make appliances such as washers and dryers more efficient in terms of power usage?
  2. Should kids still be taught how to use traditional cleaning equipment such as floor mops in this age of robotic cleaning gadgets?
  3. Should chemical companies work towards the goal of manufacturing only nontoxic products?
  4. Are electric and automatic lawnmowers the wave of the future, or are there potential environmental hazards that need to be addressed?
  5. Besides price, what other benefits are there for homeowners to use their own swimming pool cleaners as opposed to hiring out the work? And vice versa?
  6. How can cleaning equipment manufacturers improve conditions for foreign factory workers?
  7. How can manufacturers better educate consumers on proper use and disposal of cleaning products to minimize risk to people, pets and wildlife?
  8. Consumer Reports recommends throwing away the zero-degree (highest pressure) nozzle when buying high pressure power washers due to the risk of severe injuries. Should pressure washer manufacturers continue to offer the zero-degree nozzle for home pressure washers?

Application Deadline

Time is Money

Starting Date: November 15, 2018
Deadline: June 30, 2019
Winner Announcement: July 10, 2019

Awards

1st Place: One Time $2,500
2nd Place: One Time $1,000

How to Apply

All applicants must fill out the application form on our website. There, you can upload your essay. For videos, please upload to YouTube and submit the link to your video. You must also upload your most recent college transcript or proof of enrollment to an accredited U.S. college.

Your essay or video must address one of the 5 topics listed. Make your submission creative, innovative and interesting. Give compelling arguments that really make us think about the issues at hand. It should go without saying, but please make sure your submission is grammatically correct, free of typos, or in the case of a video, free of audio and visual defects.

Plagiarism is a big no-no! You may use information from any source, but be sure to put it in your own words, and cite your sources when you must refer to a specific study or quote.


Scholarship 2018-2019 Application Form

Country: United States

Are you a United States Citizen? *

Upload Your Essay (Maximum size: 20MB) *
Upload Your Transcripts or Proof of Enrollment (Maximum size: 20MB) *
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). *


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