High-School Essay Contest

1204 Whiskey Rd, Suite B
Aiken, SC 29803-4318
(803) 649-3456

2017 CNTA High-School Essay Scholarship

Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness
11th Annual High School Essay Contest

Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is sponsoring an essay contest for students in Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell, Burke, Columbia, and Richmond County and homeschooled students. Current junior and senior high school students in these counties, and current CNTA members' family regardless of their county of enrollment, are invited to submit a 1,000-1,500 word essay on one of the following topics:

The competition will be judged by staff and general membership representatives of CNTA.

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 held in late 2017.

The purpose of the CNTA Essay Contest is 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.


    Dr. Marissa Reigel, (803) 725-3459; (803) 819-8419; (803) 649-3456


February 28, 2017: Deadline date for essay submittal. The essay submittal must include a completed Official Student Entry Form. Electronic submittal is preferred.

Electronic Submittal:

or Mail To: CNTA - Attention: Dr. Marissa Reigel - 1204 Whiskey Rd, Suite B, Aiken SC 29803-4318

March-April 2017: Notification of CNTA essay winner(s).

October-December 2017: Edward Teller Lecture/Banquet, final date and location to be determiuned.

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