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IAPMO Scholarship Essay Contest 

2015 Scholarship Essay Contest Topic

"What role can IAPMO play in helping the plumbing industry develop new sources of potable water?"

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), a worldwide organization of dedicated professionals striving to make our planet a safer and healthier place in which to live, will again sponsor an essay competition awarding scholarships to three young people.

Participants in this year’s contest will submit essays expressing their thoughts on “What role can IAPMO play in helping the plumbing industry develop new sources of potable water?” As IAPMO’s Uniform Plumbing Code® serves as the basis of codes that protect one half of the world’s population through safe installation and governance of plumbing systems around the globe and includes numerous provisions addressing sustainable systems and practices, the topic chosen by the IAPMO Board of Directors succinctly reflects both IAPMO’s 87-year-old mission and its future.

PURPOSE
To acquaint the uninitiated with the crucial importance the plumbing industry plays in our everyday lives. 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
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.

GENERAL RULES
     1. The deadline for essay submissions is 11:59pm (PT) on May 1, 2015.
     2. Students must provide a copy of their full time schedule to confirm eligibility.
     3. Essays must be written on the topic noted above, and must be an original essay.
     4. One essay per student.
     5. Essays should be no fewer than 800 words and no more than 1,600 words.
     6. Essays must be typewritten, double-spaced.  All citations to factual data should be noted in the
         footnote or in a References page.
     7. Cover page should include student’s name, address, phone number and email.
     8. Essays must be submitted via email to essay@iapmo.org; via fax to 909-472-4241; or mail to:

The IAPMO Group
Attn: Gaby Davis, Essay Contest
4755 E. Philadelphia Street
Ontario, CA 91761

PRIZES
The Sandra Imprescia Essay Scholarship Committee will review essays to determine the top three.  IAPMO’s Board of Directors will select and announce essay contest winners by August 2015.  Prizes will be awarded as follows

First Place – one winner
  • $1,000
  • Publication of essay in Official and at IAPMO web site
  • One year IAPMO membership
  • Second Place – one winner
  • $750
  • Publication of essay in Official and at IAPMO web site

  • Third Place – one winner
  • $500
  • Publication of essay in Official and at IAPMO web site

  • Winners of the 2014 scholarship essay contest "How is the planet’s energy future tied to the innovation and skill of the plumbing and mechanical industry?"

    The top scholarship of $1,000 was awarded at this year's annual business and educational conference to Sarah Bastin. The second place scholarship of $750 was awarded to Alden Arnold and the third place award of $500 was awarded to Jonathan Johnson.

    The essays will be published in the award-winning OFFICIAL Magazine and on the IAPMO Website in the next few months.