COLLEYVILLE, Texas, Feb. 9, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ElectricityMatch, a company providing complete databases of electricity providers, is pleased to announce it will be holding a national scholarship essay contest. The essay winner selected will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic school year. The ElectricityMatch team is honored to be a part of students' educational endeavors.

The scholarship was created to encourage students who have ideas to share on home energy matters as they pursue their educations.

ElectricityMatch will hold an essay contest to award a scholarship prize of $1,000 to a deserving student to apply toward tuition and books. The funds will be distributed to the winning student's college or university for the academic school year.

Eligible students must be enrolled full-time in a 2- or 4-year accredited American university or college and be highly motivated to attain their education.

To apply, students must submit a 700-word essay discussing the following topic:

  • The electricity flowing into our homes is viewed in terms of what it does for us. It is air conditioning, lighting, and the invisible stuff that powers our electronics. How would you encourage energy conservation without consumers viewing it as sacrificing comfort?

The essay submission deadline is 12:00 a.m. EST May 31 for the 2016-2017 academic school year. The selected scholarship committee will then review the submitted essays. The winner will be announced on July 15 on the ElectricityMatch website. The winner will also be notified via email. To learn more about the ElectricityMatch scholarship, specific rules, and how to enter please visit:

ABOUT ELECTRICITYMATCH was created based on the simple truth that searching for great electricity offers is of no value unless people actually find one that matches their needs. People need choices free from gimmicks and confusing jargon. This is where ElectricityMatch customers benefit from the experience. ElectricityMatch has worked in key roles for some of the largest and most innovative retail energy providers in North America. They know which rate plans truly benefit customers and which providers have a passion for customer service. Simply put, ElectricityMatch knows the retail energy industry from the inside out. This depth of experience is unique in the industry and they leverage it to the customer's benefit.

To find out more about ElectricityMatch, please visit the company website:

Charlie Hewitt