$500 Scholarship Offered in Fire District Essay Contest

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    The Rescue One Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the local fire district, announced its first-ever essay contest for Orinda and Moraga students. The winner receives a $500 scholarship.
    The contest is open to students who attend school in Moraga or Orinda, live in either town but attend school elsewhere or are home schooled within the jurisdiction of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District.
    To enter, applicants must submit a 500- to 1,000- word essay on innovative uses of technology to increase the effectiveness of emergency evacuation notifications in Moraga-Orinda Fire District’s jurisdiction.
    Each essay will be reviewed by the Rescue One Foundation award committee, which will select the winner based on the ease of implementation and effectiveness of the idea.
    To enter, send the application with essay, in a PDF format, by noon Aug. 1 to info@mofd.org with R1F Essay in the subject line.
    The winner receives $500 to be used at an accredited U.S. college.

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