Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Scholarships Available

Published on February 7, 2021

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) annually offers scholarships to students in studies and fields related to solid waste management.  In 2021, SWANA will award up to $30,000 in scholarships to deserving students.

The Land of Lincoln Chapter of SWANA will be accepting applications on behalf of interested students for both the Grant H. Flint International Scholarship Program and the Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship.  Here are the requirements:

Grant H. Flint Scholarship Awards Program (2 categories)

Category 1 Award

Eligible: high school senior entering junior or four-year college/university – any field of study.

Requirements

    • Must have a SWANA member as a sponsor.
    • Submit their application to the Chapter where their sponsor is a member

Application: Click Here

Category II Award

Eligible: university junior or senior studying something that has potential for a career in solid waste management.  Please note that this is not strictly a science and engineering requirement.

Requirements

    • Must be a SWANA student member or have a SWANA member as a sponsor.
    • Joining as a SWANA student member is free. They are encouraged to join the Chapter where their school or university is located and submit their application to that Chapter.
    • If submitting under the aegis of a sponsoring SWANA member, student should submit to the Chapter where their sponsor is a member.

Application: Click here

Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship

Eligible: graduate student studying environmental science, engineering or other field related to solid waste or resource management.

Requirements

    • Must be a SWANA student member or have a SWANA member as a sponsor.
    • Joining as a SWANA student member is free. They are encouraged to join the Chapter where their school or university is located and submit their application to that Chapter.
    • If submitting under the aegis of a sponsoring SWANA member, student should submit to the Chapter where their sponsor is a member.

Application: Click here

Additional information on Student SWANA membership can be found at:  https://swana.org/Membership.aspx.

All applications must be received in their entirety by the Land of Lincoln Chapter no later than May 1, 2021.  They may be submitted electronically to Efasbender@willcountylanduse.com or by mail to:

SWANA Land of Lincoln Chapter

c/o:      Will County

Attn:    Eric Fasbender

58 E. Clinton St. Suite 100

Joliet, IL 60432

The Land of Lincoln Chapter Scholarship Committee will review applications and select one local winner from each scholarship category for consideration by the International Scholarship Committee by June 1, 2021.

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