We at Mold Busters are excited to announce the winner of the 2017/2018 Summer Semester Scholarship Contest.
We originally launched our biannual writing contest with the aim of raising awareness of the risks that poor indoor air quality poses to human health. After reviewing many essays, we have to say this semester’s winner did not disappoint! Maegan Ong of the University of Ottawa truly blew us away with her article, Volatile Organic Compounds. It demonstrates outstanding knowledge and highlights one of the most prevalent indoor air hazards.
Congratulations, Maegan Ong!
Maegan will receive a $1000 prize, which she can put toward tuition or any other school expenses. And in keeping with our goal of raising awareness, Mold Busters will also promote her article on our website and through our social media platforms.
The judging process was very difficult. We received many well-crafted essays that showcased outstanding knowledge and writing skills. We want to thank all applicants for the time and effort they put into crafting these impressive and enlightening essays.
Applicants submitted essays on the topic of mold, asbestos or any other type of indoor air pollutant. These essays explored the causes of air quality problems as well as the impacts of these problems on human health and building structures. They also discussed remediation techniques and offered practical tips to prevent or solve indoor air quality issues.
Eligible candidates had to be Canadian students enrolled in a college or university. The essays had to be 1000 words or longer and written in English. The deadline for essay submission for summer semester was May 4, 2018.
We hope that submissions for the winter semester will be just as inspired and detailed as the submissions for this semester were. Thank you again for all your hard work!
You can read her essay here.