Winner Announcement – We’re thrilled to reveal our 2020 Scholarship winners: Joel C. Greenfield (1st Place) and Kimberly M. Molloy (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 $1,000 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.
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?
Starting Date: March 20, 2021
Deadline: October 20, 2021
Winner Announcement: October 30, 2021
1st Place: $2,000
2nd Place: $1,000
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.