Submit Your Essay and You Could Win $1,000 for College!

Notice: The 2015 deadline has passed, please standby for another SaveOnEnergy.com® Education Scholarship coming in the summer of 2016!

The use of digital textbooks is on the rise. Many universities or colleges are offering them or students are choosing e-books as an alternative on their own. Although some people prefer the romance of hardcopy textbooks, it is questionable whether digital or hardcopy textbooks are more eco-friendly.

For the 2015 SaveOnEnergy.com® Education Scholarship, we would like you to examine this topic. Write a 400-600 word essay for an uninformed audience answering: Which is more environmentally responsible, digital or print textbooks?

In order to be considered

  1. Make sure you’re eligible.
  2. Research the topic.
  3. Consider the following questions when researching and writing your essay:
    • Considering the average shelf life of the technology required for e-books, are they truly the environmentally responsible solution? Why? Why not?
    • Which do you prefer and how is it environmentally friendly in your day-to-day activities?
  4. Write an original 400-600 word essay for an uninformed audience answering: Which is more environmentally responsible, digital or print textbooks?
  5. Include at least 2-3 reliable sources that support your factual information (excluding Wikipedia.org). These should be cited at the end of your paper in AP format.
  6. Submit the online form and your essay by the deadline, Nov. 8, 2015.

How to enter

  1. Write your essay: Do your research, think creatively and compose a 400-600 word essay for an uninformed audience based on the topic above.
  2. Submit your essay: Fill out the online form below and submit your essay by Nov. 8, 2015, at 5 p.m. EST, to be considered. A team of SaveOnEnergy.com writers and editors will judge the submissions and choose a winner.
  3. Win $1,000 for school: If your essay is chosen by our panel, you’ll receive $1,000 for college! The winner will be announced by 5 p.m. EST on Nov. 20, 2015.

Find more information on the winner selection and contest guidelines here.

Apply here

Deadline for applications has passed.

2015 Scholarship Winner

Rachel Douglas from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is the winner of our third annual $1,000 Education Scholarship. Read her winning essay regarding which is better for the environment, digital or printed textbooks. Congratulations, Rachel!

2014 Scholarship Winner

Perrin Thompson from Queens University of Charlotte is the winner of the second annual $1,000 Education Scholarship. Read her winning essay explaining energy deregulation. Congratulations, Perrin!

2013 Scholarship Winner

Ayla Rand from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C., was the winner of SaveOnEnergy.com's first $1,000 scholarship. Congratulations, Ayla!