The Advantages of Solar Panels for Your Home Scholarship Essay Contest

PlushBeds is North America's choice for all-natural latex mattresses, eco-friendly memory foam mattresses (GreenGuard Gold certified for low VOC's), and an expanding range of environmentally-conscious bedding products.

We at PlushBeds are astutely aware of the environmental problems we as a society face today, and we strive to do our part by spreading awareness through our company blog, which contains many environmentally-related topics. In addition, we value higher education, and provide an opportunity for students of higher learning advancing towards a green degree to achieve this through the help of scholarship funds. To this end, we provide twice yearly (Spring and Fall semesters) green scholarship essay contests, which each contribute $1,000 towards a winning student's higher education goals. For the year 2018, our designated topic and title for scholarship essay submissions is "The Advantages of Solar Panels for Your Home". The essay should be no less than 1,000 words, and may be longer to adequately cover the necessary material.

Questions That Should be Considered When Writing Your Essay

The student should introduce the topic by expressing how solar energy is a win-win scenario for the consumer and for the environment. The student should explore costs related to retrofitting the roof of a home with solar panels in order to reduce or eliminate the need for local electric utility company energy. How much savings should a home owner expect monthly? Yearly? How long does it generally take for the solar panels to pay for themselves in energy usage savings? In addition, any government-administered programs that provide tax advantages to citizens who implement solar technology towards creating electricity for their homes should be discussed. As well, the student should explore effective ways of spreading awareness of the advantages of solar panels on homes to neighbors, friends, and family so that these individuals may also take advantage of the savings and contribute to the cumulative environmental benefits. Any useful statistics that the student wishes to share regarding the trends in home solar panel retrofitting, which parts of the country are the savviest in this regard, and what the outlook for the future is projected to be are most welcome. Finally, any unique additional considerations that have to do with the assigned topic will be of great interest to the scholarship board, and will aid the student in setting his or her essay apart from the rest.

Green Scholarship Terms

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Who :

Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate green degree program in Fall 2018 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, 2018 for the Fall semester scholarship.

How :

Applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 words minimum with the title The Advantages of Solar Panels for Your Home.

Award :

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

How can I Apply?

Submit your 1,000-word minimum essay, on the topic below. One exceptional essay on the topic The Advantages of Solar Panels for Your Home will be chosen as the winner. See left for more details.

Entry :

Please email your essay to

Deadline for Submissions:

August 15, 2018 for the Fall semester scholarship.

Award Date :

September 15, 2018 for the Fall semester scholarship.