How One Person Can Make a Difference for the Environment Scholarship Essay Contest

PlushBeds is a leading online provider of USDA, GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard), and GreenGuard Gold certified organic latex mattresses. In additional to manufacturing and selling eco-friendly mattresses and home goods, PlushBeds sponsors individuals seeking a higher education by awarding twice yearly (Spring and Fall semesters) a $1,000 scholarship to the winner of our current green scholarship essay. For the year 2015, the topic and assigned essay title for prospective candidates of the scholarship award is "How One Person Can Make a Difference for the Environment".

Questions That Should be Considered When Writing Your Essay

Do you have a personal experience or experiences that helped you recognize that one person can make a difference as it pertains to making our environment a better place to live? Have you personally observed an individual as he or she commissioned a successful green initiative in a local community setting or even on the national stage? You may either write about your own experience(s) or that of someone else, demonstrating how one person truly can make a difference for the ecosystem we all live in and enjoy on a daily basis. The most important consideration in writing your essay will be that you convey by real experiences how one person (yourself or someone you know or look up to) took it upon themselves to start and follow through with some type of green initiative that had a noticeable and lasting effect on their surrounding environment. Some great supporting evidence would be how measurable and sustainable the actions were (was it a one-time event, or do the actions and behavior continue to thrive and flourish even today?). What does the future hold for the initiative you are writing about?

Green Scholarship Terms

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Who :

Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate green degree program in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 at any accredited American college, university, or trade school.

What :

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for the topic below.

When :

The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2015 for the Fall semester scholarship; the deadline for the Spring semester scholarship is December 15, 2015.

How :

Applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 words minimum with the title How One Person can Make a Difference for the Environment.

Award :

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. The money can be applied towards tuition.

How can I Apply?

Submit your 1,000-word minimum essay, on the topic below. One exceptional essay on the topic How One Person can Make a Difference for the Environment will be chosen as the winner. See left for more details.

Entry :

Please email your essay to

Deadline for Submissions:

August 15, 2015 for the Fall semester scholarship. December 15, 2015 for the Spring semester scholarship.

Award Date :

September 15, 2015 for the Fall semester scholarship. January 15, 2016 for the Spring semester scholarship.