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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:
- Discuss the importance of isotopes in today's medicine and the U.S. dependence on foreign supply.
- Discuss the effects of nuclear power plant closures either nationally or internationally. How do these closures affect the stability of the electric grid, the economy of the surrounding areas, and the effect on greenhouse gas emissions?
- Discuss the risks of on-site storage of radioactive waste at generator facilities vs. the potential risks associated with transporting the radioactive material to a long-term storage facility or repository.
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
- Essay Contest Flyer (PDF Format)
- 2017 Essay Contest Rules (PDF Format)
- Downloadable Student Entry Form (Microsoft Word Format)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Visit the 2016 Essay Contest Page
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Visit the 2013 Essay Contest Page
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