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 Annual Laptop Scholarship Essay Contest Now Accepting Entries

MTS logoThe San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), Coca-Cola and San Diego County Office of Education are proud to announce the 2020 Laptop Scholarship Essay Contest for high school students across San Diego County. The 40 high school students with the best-scored essays will walk away with a brand new laptop and other great prizes.

As MTS develops the Elevate SD 2020 plan to expand and improve public transportation in San Diego, it’s important for the next generation to think critically about the future. The region is experiencing many immediate challenges, such as housing affordability, climate change, traffic congestion and more. 

The Laptop Scholarship Essay Contest challenges students in grades 9-12 to write a persuasive essay outlining how public transportation can help address regional challenges. Identify two or three major challenges facing San Diego, and how projects included in the Elevate SD 2020 plan can help address these issues. Accepted essays will be a minimum of 750 words (please limit essays to no more than 1,000 words). Students may research the potential projects at

Completed submissions are being accepted through Friday, April 10.

View the full contest details and submission guidelines at