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2018 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:
- In light of the recent hurricane events, compare the reliability of the electricity supply generated by nuclear power to other sources of electricity which support the grid.
- Discuss how maintaining a strong nuclear science and technology infrastructure is important for the national security of the USA. This discussion should encompass both civilian and defense aspects.
- Discuss the value of nuclear technologies and radioisotopes to the world's food supply.
The competition will be judged by Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness staff and general membership representatives.
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.
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
Dr. Jim Marra, (803) 649-3456
- Essay Contest Flyer (PDF Format)
- 2018 Essay Contest Rules (PDF Format)
- Downloadable Student Entry Form (Microsoft Word Format)
February 28, 2018: Deadline date for essay submittal. The essay submittal must include a completed Official Student Entry Form. Electronic submittal is preferred.
Electronic Submittal: email@example.com
or Mail To: CNTA - Attention: Dr. Marissa Reigel - 1204 Whiskey Rd, Suite B, Aiken SC 29803-4318
March-April 2018: Notification of CNTA essay winner(s).
October-December 2018: Edward Teller Lecture/Banquet, final date and location to be determined.
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