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Lead Paint! The Longest-Lasting Childhood-Health Epidemic in U.S. History $500 Scholarship Offer

Children age six and under are extremely susceptible to the negative effects of lead because their body is still growing. It absorbs more lead as a result and their brain and nervous system are very sensitive to these negative effects. Parents may not even realize their child is being exposed to lead, as the child is breathing in dust from lead-based paint or may play with a toy that has this type of paint.

A child who has been exposed to lead may suffer from learning or behavioral problems, such as hyperactivity. Some children have a low IQ and others grow at a slower rate than their peers. Hearing problems and anemia have also been reported.

The removal of lead paint requires specialized knowledge to ensure the lead dust is not spread throughout the home. Furthermore, all state and local laws must be followed during the process. Finally, protective gear must be worn by all who are working on this task to ensure their health is not negatively impacted. Enterprise Painters works with clients in need of lead paint removal to ensure no further harm is done to the occupants of the home or office and is offering a $500 scholarship to one individual who can discuss this important topic and its impact on America. Lead paint has been used to paint many things including painting kitchen cabinets. or for exterior house painting.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2019

Winner Announced: June 1, 2019

The $500 scholarship will be awarded to the high school student who thoroughly discusses the negative impact of lead on the health of children in America and steps that can be taken to prevent health problems from this type of paint in the future.

 

Application Requirements

  1. Applicants must be a current high school student with plans to attend an accredited college, university, or technical school.
  2. The student must currently have and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  3. The student must submit an original essay covering the requested topic. Any incomplete or plagiarized submissions will not be considered.

Application Process

  1. The essay must be between 750 and 1250 words and must be submitted in .pdf or .doc form to brock@paintersaltlakecityut.com.
  2. Essays containing profanity or vulgarity will be rejected and discarded.
  3. The essay must show an understanding of the issue, its impact on the health of children, and provide steps that may be helpful in combating the issue.

Selection Process

  1. Essays must be received prior to midnight ET May 1, 2019.
  2. A winner will be announced June 1, 2019.
  3. The winner must provide proof of his or her current GPA.
  4. Notification takes place via email. In the event the winner does not respond within ten business days, a new winner will be chosen.
  5. Address all questions to brock@paintersaltlakecityut.com