The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials will again sponsor an essay competition awarding scholarships to five young people affiliated with IAPMO and many of its industry partners.
TheInternational Association of Plumbing and
Mechanical Officialswill again sponsor an essay competition awarding
scholarships to five young people affiliated with IAPMO and many of its
in this year’s contest will submit essays expressing their thoughts on “Why
Should Access to Safe, Clean Drinking Water Be a Basic Human Right?” Submitted
essays must be completely original and a minimum of 1,000 words. The essay
entry deadline is June 1, 2011, via e-mail, fax or mail to IAPMO world headquarters.
The winning essay will be announced next September at the 2011 IAPMO Education
and Business Conference in San Antonio.
addition, the first-place winner will receive a $500 scholarship and a one-year
paid membership to IAPMO. The second-place winner will receive a $250
scholarship and three third-place winners will each receive a $100 scholarship.
All winning essays will also be published inOfficial,
IAPMO’s membership magazine, and on the IAPMO Web site.
is no more obvious or pressing need to humankind than that of potable water
free of unhealthy contaminants and sickness-inducing pathogens,” saidDan
Daniels, president of IAPMO. “While this need is clear, the
question of what constitutes a human right seemed like fertile ground in which
bright young minds could explore an issue that is integral to IAPMO and our
competition is open to members - and their children - of IAPMO, ASPE, PHCC,
MCAA, the UA and ASSE who are currently enrolled in a high school, community
college, trade school, four-year accredited college or university or working in
an apprentice program.
who meet the qualifications to submit an essay to the competition should
include his or her name, the school’s name and the student or student’s parents
professional affiliation with one of the qualifying trade associations or union
All essays should be sent to Ms. Gabriella Davis at IAPMO by e-mail email@example.com;
by fax at 909/472-4222; or by standard mail to her attention at IAPMO, 4755 E.
Philadelphia St., Ontario, CA 91761.