IWSH Essay Scholarship Contest for International Students – April 30, 2018

IWSH Essay Scholarship Contest for International Students

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is glad to announce the “IWSH Essay Scholarship Contest”. The contest is open to high school seniors or full-time students who are enrolled or accepting an apprentice program in an accredited technical/trade school, community college, four-year accredited college or university. The aim of the competition is to acquaint the uninitiated with the crucial importance the plumbing industry plays in our everyday lives and to introduce students to the global impact of IWSH projects.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a current high school senior; or enrolled or accepted as a full-time (12 credit hours) student in an accredited technical school, community college, trade school, four-year accredited college or university, or an apprentice program.
  • International students are eligible. Submit proper school documentation with the essay.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To enter, the candidate must submit an essay on the given topic:

Essay Topic: In November 2017, IWSH completed the Community Plumbing Challenge 2017 in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia. If you had to choose one location within the United States to conduct the next Community Plumbing Challenge (providing safe access to clean water and proper sanitation), which location would you choose and why?

Rules & Required Documents:

  1. Each submission must include a cover page containing the student’s name, address, phone number, and email. We must be able to contact you if we have any questions or comments regarding your entry.
  2. Essays must be written on the topic noted above and must be an original essay.
  3. One essay per student.
  4. Essays should be no fewer than 800 words and no more than 1,600 words. The essay cover page added footnotes, references or citation page does not contribute to the word count.
  5. Entries must be typed, double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman or an equivalent font with a one-inch margin on all sides of the page. Standards of content and style from MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th ed., will be expected for:
    a. Documentation of sources in the text of your essay;
    b. The format of the list of works cited;
    c. Margins and indentation; and,
    d. Bibliography.
  6. Essays MUST be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format. Essays submitted in any other format will not be considered.
  7. Students must provide a copy of their current full-time schedule, school transcripts, or acceptance letter with their submission.

Submitting Details:

To candidates must submit their complete package through one of the following ways:

  • Essays must be submitted via email to essay@iwsh.org
  • Fax to 909-472-4241
  • Mailed USPS to- International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation
    Attn: Leticia Gallegos, Essay Contest
    4755 E. Philadelphia Street
    Ontario, CA 91761


First Place – one winner

  • $1,000
  • Publication of essay in Official and at IWSH web site
  • One year IAPMO student membership

Second Place – one winner

  • $750
  • Publication of essay in Official and at IWSH web site

Third Place – one winner

  • $500
  • Publication of essay in Official and at IWSH web site

Application Deadline:

The deadline for essay submissions is 11:59 pm (PT) on April 30, 2018. Late submissions will not be accepted.

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