ABPA Harrington/Arthur Memorial Scholarship

The ABPA (American Backflow Prevention Association) Harrington/Arthur Memorial Scholarship is an essay-writing competition that rewards students seeking to increase their knowledge of Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention, and how it helps to ensure that water is safe for drinking.

Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention are handy in everyday applications, not only ensuring safe drinking water, but also protect against such things as terrorist acts. ABPA is dedicated to both education and technical assistance. The organization works to build public awareness of the Backflow Prevention programs. In the ABPA scholarship, the deserving winner gets a $1,000 scholarship award.


– The ABPA Harrington/Arthur Memorial Scholarship competition is open to high school students at least 13 years old but not older than 19 as of 31st December 2017. The students must be legal residents of the U.S or Canada.

– ABPA officers, directors, their immediate family members, and previous winners are not eligible for the competition.

– Staff and relatives of directors of Federal Student Aid, the National Student Leadership Conference, and Semester at Sea are also not eligible to take part in the competition.

– The applicant may currently attend a private, public or may be home-schooled. They should not be college-bound.

The Application process

Applicants will write the essay (700-1200 words) and submit it together with a signed Entry Application Form by uploading them to ABPA’s website: http://www.abpa.org/?page=Scholarship.
The competition is due at 11:59 PM (EST) on January 31, 2018. Applicants should submit only one entry.

Essay Rules and Guidelines

I. Only original essays in English will be accepted. Plagiarized, illegible and incomplete essays will be disqualified.

II. The essay must be between 700 and 1200 words long in 12-point Times New Roman font.

III. Submit the essay electronically as PDF.

IV. The essay must have four parts, which include
• Title page
• Essay pages
• Bibliographies/References, and;
• The Applicant’s biography

v. The Applicant’s biography should be on one page with topics including academic achievements and awards, community projects, school activities, hobbies, and future educational plans.

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