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Indoor Gardening and Sustainability Scholarship

With the goal of raising public awareness for sustainability, Two Peas In A Condo is annually offering a $500 scholarship presented to college students who are growing plants or vegetables in small spaces and/or pursuing sustainability. To apply, you must write a blog post on how to grow a specific plant vegetable in a small space, or a blog post on ways to become more sustainable in college.

Write a 1,000- to 1,500-word, double-spaced blog article on the topic above and submit your gardening scholarships to [email protected]. Please include the following:

  •       Full Name
  •       Phone Number
  •       Date of Birth
  •       College/University
  •       Address of College/University

Here are some examples of blog posts for you to reference:

Please note that this is a blog post – not a journal or personal essay. The primary purpose of a blog is to educate the reader in a simple and engaging way. You may use first-person when you are an expert in the field you’re writing about, when referencing a personal example, or when mentioning an experiment you completed. If this isn’t the case, it typically makes the most sense to remain in third-person. When stating facts or data, you must source an expert with an in-text hyperlink

Please consider traditional blog formatting when writing your blog, including aspects like headers, links,  an intro, and a conclusion.

Who can Apply?:

Any student currently enrolled in an accredited college is eligible to enter.

Application Deadline:

This is an annual scholarship. The deadline to enter is April 10, 2021.


We will not send you a notification confirming receipt of your gardening and sustainability scholarship submission. We will review all applicants after the deadline and will notify the winner on or around April 30, 2021. We will send a notification to the winner of each year’s scholarship via email.


Participation in our annual scholarship program constitutes your consent to use your personal information for the purposes of offering the scholarship and reporting to the appropriate tax authorities only.

Limit: One (1) entry per person/email address/or telephone number during the Contest Entry Period.

Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will cause disqualification. Entrants must have a valid email address. Applicants may not enter with multiple email addresses nor may applicants use any other device to enter multiple times or as multiple entrants. Any applicant who attempts to enter with multiple email addresses, under multiple identities, or uses any device or artifice to register multiple times will be disqualified and forfeits any and all prizes won, in Two Peas In A Condo’s sole discretion. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Should multiple users of the same email account enter the scholarship contest and a dispute thereafter arise regarding the identity of the entrant, the authorized account holder of said email account at the time of entry will be considered the entrant. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, an on-line service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Potential winner may be required to show proof of being the Authorized Account Holder.

Content Requirements:

Entrants represent and warrant that their Content is the original work of such entrant, it has not been copied from others, it has not previously won awards, it does not violate the rights of any other person or entity, and publication of the Content via various media including Web posting will not infringe on the rights of any third party.

Judging Criteria:

  •     Originality (30%)
  •     Quality of the Content (30%)
  •     Application of cleverness (30%)
  •     Spelling and Grammar (10%)

Contest Prize Winner Selection: 

There will be two (2) rounds of judging for the scholarship (finalist/first-round judging and grand prize/second-round judging) as follows.

Finalist Selection: At the conclusion of the Contest Entry Period, the Judges will review all eligible entries based on the following judging criteria (collectively, “Judging Criteria”):

The five (5) entrant’s whose blog post receives the highest score will be finalists, subject to verification (“Finalist(s)”).  FINALISTS WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY PRIZE FOR BEING SELECTED AS A FINALIST. In the event of a tie between two or more blog posts, the Winner will be determined by the highest average score in the first Judging Criteria (originality) and continuing thereafter to break the tie.

Prize: The winner will receive five hundred dollars ($500.00) scholarship (the “Prize”) for any tuition expenses at their currently enrolled post-secondary educational program or institution (including universities, community colleges, or vocational schools) that is intended to grant a degree or diploma. THE SCHOLARSHIP SHALL BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE INSTITUTION IN ORDER TO COVER COSTS FOR THE WINNER’S TUITION EXPENSES. IN THE EVENT THE POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OR INSTITUTE DOES NOT ACCEPT THE SCHOLARSHIP, THE SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE WINNING ELIGIBLE ENTRANT.

The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Prize is $500.

No cash alternative or prize substitutions for any prize will be allowed, except in Two Peas In A Condos’ sole discretion. Limit: one (1) prize per person/household.  If a prize cannot be awarded for any reason, Two Peas In A Condo reserves the right to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or greater value.

Winner’s List: For a list of the winner, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to 1645 W Pratt BLVD #2A, Chicago, IL, 60626. Requests must be received within 30 days of the end of the Contest Entry Period.

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