2014 Buses For Sale $1,000 Scholarship

Buses for Sale recently announced that we are awarding one college student with a $1,000 scholarship to a school of his or her choice. Students were asked to write an essay about one of the topics below, following the guidelines also listed below. The scholarship will be awarded to the winner of the best essay written.

Due to receiving many more applications than expected, we are still currently reading and evaluating all essays and need to push back the date we will announce the winner. The winner of the Buses for Sale Scholarship will be announced as soon as we are able. The winner will be notified by email and named here on our blog, but please check back for any further updates. We apologize for any inconvenience this delay may cause.

Essay Topics Included:

  • U.S. cities are facing a growing transportation crisis due to a number of factors. Discuss the transportation problems that urban areas currently face and are predicted to face in the future.
  • Research potential solutions to improving urban transportation in U.S. cities. Briefly discuss these solutions. Then, choose a solution you found during research, or create one yourself. Explain why you think this solution will meet U.S. cities’ current and future transportation problems.
  • As you know, traditional sources of energy pose a serious threat to the future of transportation. Find two or three methods of using alternative sources of energy for transportation and explain the pros and cons of each.
  • Discuss transportation issues in rural U.S. areas. How does a lack of transportation affect people’s access to healthy food, medical care, after-school activities (i.e. clubs and sports), etc.?
  • While we wait for engineers to make a breakthrough in alternative fuels/energies, describe some of the ways that people can get from place to place while lessening problems like fuel consumption, traffic congestion, the effects that car exhaust and other vehicle pollutants have on the environment, etc.

Guidelines were as follows:

  • Please only write about one topic.
  • Your essay must be between 1,000 and 1,500 words.
  • You must prove enrollment in a college or affiliated program.
  • The deadline for submissions was on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
  • Essays were submitted here: [email protected]

Good luck everyone!

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