This is pretty last minute, but something you might keep in mind for next year if you don't want to do ramp up to write it now. Thanks to Kari Manlove '06 for passing it along.
Essay Contest to Award $10,000 Prizes to Renewable Energy Scholars
Organization Seeks to Engage Future Leaders on Critical Environmental Issues
New York, NY – One of the nation’s foremost environmental organizations today announced an essay contest in which three $10,000 educational prizes will be awarded. The Presidential Forum on Renewable Energy – sponsor of a presidential candidate forum to be held later this week – is sponsoring a nationwide essay contest asking college students to draft a Renewable Energy Plan for America.
“Our nation’s energy policy has implications well beyond the price of gasoline. Our dependence on fossil fuels has an impact on the environment, the economy, even our national security,” said PFRE President Jane S. Hoffman. “America’s next generation of leaders must be prepared to tackle the critical issues confronting our environment. By engaging tomorrow’s leaders today, we can get a head start on empowering a sustainable future.”
The Presidential Forum on Renewable Energy is sponsoring a student essay contest in which three college students will be named and awarded a $10,000 educational prize. The contest will be open to enrolled university students. The deadline for entry is February 1, 2008 and winners will be announced in April 2008 at an Earth Day event. Students are asked to write a 4 to 6 point renewable energy plan for America, laying out a strategy for the next five to ten years that will minimize our current dependence on non-renewable energy sources. To submit an essay, or for more information, log on to www.2008energyforum.org.