Alternative Energy Scholarship 2021

John Billiou

Winner Announcement – We’re thrilled to reveal our 2021 Scholarship winners: Hilda Shepard (1st Place) and Francis Montoya (2nd Place)! Your submissions were superb, as were many we received. Thanks to every student who submitted an essay or video, we wish you all the best of luck going forward!

John Billiou, President at Billiou’s, Inc.

High school seniors and current college students are encouraged to apply! We will choose two winners for one of two scholarships, of $2,000 and $1,500 respectively, to use for tuition to an accredited U.S. college for the 2021 school year.

Students may choose between several topics for their essays and videos revolving around current industry issues with a greater emphasis on environmentally friendly equipment with cleaner running engines.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens
  • High school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited U.S. college or Students currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. college
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.00

Topics for Essay or Video

For your submission, please write an essay of (1,500 to 2,500 words) or create a video that’s (15 to 20 minutes) long about of the topic listed below:

  • What is the overall carbon footprint of electric mowers (trimmers, blowers, tractors or other related equipment for garden) in comparison to their petroleum-powered counterparts? Does their overall electrical consumption outweigh the emissions caused by a gas alternative?

Application Deadline

Starting Date: October 20, 2021

Deadline: December 10, 2021

2021 Winners: Hilda Shepard (1st Place) and Francis Montoya (2nd Place)


1st Place: $2,000

2nd Place: $1,500

How to Apply

Interested students must fill out the application form below to apply. From there, students can upload their essays directly. For video entries, students should upload to YouTube and submit a link to their video. They must also provide proof of enrollment to an accredited U.S. college or their most recent college transcript.

Submissions should be creative, engaging, and thought-provoking. We want to see logical arguments that challenge us to think about the issues at hand. Essays should be grammatically correct and be free of typos, and videos should be free of audio and visual errors.

All submissions should be wholly original works. If plagiarism is found, the submission is automatically disqualified. Students may share information from any source, but it should be written in their own words with sources cited when referring to a specific study or quote. We will verify that all entries are original using plagiarism software.

Privacy Policy

By submitting an application, the applicant automatically grants Billiou’s, Inc., its agents and/or representatives permission to post the applicant’s name, university, photo (if submitted) and winning essay on either organizations’ or in other marketing communications in the event he or she is awarded the scholarship. We are also granted permission to call and/or send you information regarding your application.

We regret that, for legal reasons, we are unable to accept calls, emails, or other communication regarding the scholarship, or answer any questions, other than those submitted here. All the necessary details about this scholarship can be found above. We will make sure to contact you in case we need any further information.

User Communications

When you send email communications to Billiou’s, Inc., its agents and/or representatives may retain those communications in order to process or respond to your inquiries or application as related to the scholarship. Billiou’s, Inc., its agents and representatives will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. By participating in this scholarship, you give us your express consent to confirm your admission and attendance at the college or university by contacting the institution for verification.