NPG 2023 Graduate Student Essay Scholarship

Negative Population Growth


Up to $5,000

awards available



April 18, 2023


The NPG 2023 Essay Graduate Student Scholarship is open to graduate level students. You must submit an essay of between 750 and 1,000 words on the following topic to qualify for this award: "Experts from the U.S. Census Bureau predict U.S. population may reach 404 million by 2060 unless we change course. That means we may be living with an additional 70 million people in less than 40 years. What aspects of your life will be most affected by this growth? In order to protect our environment and quality of life for future generations, should the US government encourage policies designed to reduce growth to a smaller, truly sustainable, level?"

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