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2015 CNTA Essay Scholarship
Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Essay Contest
CNTA is delighted to announce the winners of the 9th Annual High-School Essay Contest for 2015. Their winning essays are linked below in Portable Document Format (PDF), with authors alphabetical by surname. Please use your browser's "back" button to return to this page.
Daniel Davidson - North Augusta High School
Caleb DiPrete - Greenbrier High School
Kiana Franklin - North Augusta High School
Winning students are each awarded a $1000 scholarship, coupled with a $500 award to the student's school. They will be honored at school events and at the 2014 Teller Lecture and Banquet. Many thanks and congratulations to Daniel, Caleb, and Kiana, and to the other participants! The committee found this year's judging to be extremely difficult, because many essays beyond those selected were excellent.
Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness is a grassroots organization dedicated to raising the level of awareness of nuclear technology initiatives. Our membership is dedicated to implementing programs for the understanding and advancement of nuclear technology. The CNTA Essay Contest is designed to promote a better understanding of nuclear technology among high school students. It also provides an incentive for the development of written communication skills that are vital to continued success in education and in the workforce.
The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors in Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell, Columbia, and Richmond Counties. Family of CNTA members are eligible regardless of their school's location.
Essays should be 1000 - 1500 words in length and should address one of the following topics:
- Discuss the Role of Nuclear Energy in Providing Electricity to the 2 Billion People Worldwide Who Need It, Without Increasing CO2 Emissions.
- Discuss the Expanding Role of Different Isotopes in Nuclear Medicine. Please include the importance of both isotope origin and ensuring an adequate, stable supply.
- Describe How Japan Compensated for Shutting Down Their Nuclear Power Plants After the Earthquake and Tsunami in March 2011. Please address the technology choices for producing replacement power, their economic comparisons to nuclear generated power, and the overall impact on Japan's economy.
The effort involves researching a topic and preparing an essay on the subject. CNTA has books and other reference materials that may be of help to student applicants.
The competition is judged by the Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness staff and representatives from the general membership.
- The essay contest winner(s) will receive a $1,000 scholarship while their school will be awarded $500.
- Contest winners will be recognized at the annual Edward Teller Lecture/Banquet.
- Essay Contest Flyer (PDF Format)
- 2015 Essay Contest Rules (PDF Format)
- Downloadable Entry Form (Microsoft Word Format)
Dates and Requirements
- February 28, 2015 - Deadline date for essay submittal, Essay Contest Student Entry Form, and authorization from parents and school official
- Electronic submittal to firstname.lastname@example.org is preferred (no faxes, please)
- By mail: CNTA, Attention: Dr. Clint Wolfe; 1204 Whiskey Road, Suite B; Aiken SC 29803-4318
- March 2015 - Notification of CNTA essay winner(s)
- October 2015 - Edward Teller Lecture/Banquet. Final date/location to be announced.
Visit the 2014 Essay Contest Page
Visit the 2013 Essay Contest Page
Visit the 2012 Essay Contest Page
Visit the 2011 Essay Contest Page
Visit the 2010 Essay Contest Page
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