Cleanup Expert 2020 Scholarship Program

Here at Cleanup Expert, we know how hard it is to find money for college, whether you’re still in high school or going back to college as an adult. Our 2020 Scholarship Program will help ease a little bit of that burden for two lucky students.

With our focus on cleaning products for busy homeowners, we want young people to understand the social and environmental impact of cleaning products. Students may choose between several topics for their essays and videos revolving around current issues in the cleaning industry. From environmental to socioeconomic concerns, our mission is to educate those who will be responsible for manufacturing and purchasing decisions in the future.

Please write an essay (1,500 – 2,500 words) or a video (15 – 20 minutes) about one of the ten topics listed below:

Does the demand for automatic pool cleaners hurt traditional pool service businesses? What are some of the potential long-term economic and environmental impacts caused by their rapid adoption?
Despite warnings from consumer advocacy groups about their inherent risk, pressure washers continue to provide users with dangerous red zero-degree nozzles. Given the high rate of injuries that occur annually, should companies be prohibited from providing them by default?
Robotic mops are quickly supplanting floor mops thanks to their autonomous hands-free cleaning capability; however, they’re not a perfect replacement quite yet. In what ways is traditional mopping still more effective than robotic alternatives?
Writing
Thanks to the convenience they provide, robot mops are quickly becoming a popular alternative to manual mopping. How do robot mops and other autonomous appliances benefit the lives of homeowners from all walks of life?
Robotic pool cleaners have dramatically risen in popularity in recent years thanks to an array of benefits they offer homeowners. Are robotic pool cleaners responsible for an increase in demand for new pool construction? If so, how?
Given their higher carbon footprint compared to their electric counterparts, should companies begin to develop alternative fuel sources for gas pressure washers other than petroleum-based options?
What is the overall carbon footprint of electric pressure washers in comparison to their petroleum-powered counterparts? Does their overall electrical consumption outweigh the emissions caused by a gas alternative?
In addition to sterile cleaning without the use of chemicals, what other benefits does a steam mop offer to help improve your health?
In addition to their exceptional manual cleaning ability, what are some of the other benefits that spin mops can provide people and their homes?
Given their innovation explosion over the last decade, is it possible robot vacuums will make traditional vacuuming obsolete? What technologies are being developed or are currently being used that would make this possible?
Like innovations such as robotic vacuum cleaners and mops, window cleaning robots take care of your chores by autonomously cleaning your windows for you. What other tasks around the home may benefit from becoming automated?
What are the benefits of both home and commercial air purifiers ? What are the domestic, health, and environmental results of using these devices?
Given their specific uses and sporadic necessity, is it ultimately better for consumers to rent or outright own upholstery cleaners ?

Award
Varies
Deadline
06/20/2021