Each year, the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) recognizes outstanding graduate and post-graduate students who are pursuing courses of study and research leading to careers in air quality, waste management, environmental management / policy / law, and sustainability. View the requirements and guidelines at www.awma.org/scholarships.
Student Award and Scholarship Information The A&WMA invests in workforce development and in academic research essential to the improvement of environmental knowledge and innovation. Through consistent support from organizations, industries, and Section & Chapter fundraising, students were supported in their desire to contribute to society and to fulfill the A&WMA Mission.
International Scholarships The following named scholarships are awarded each year:
- Richard Stessel Memorial Scholarship for solid and hazardous waste research
- Jacqueline Shields Memorial Scholarship for waste management research and study
- Dave Benferado Scholarship for air pollution control and waste minimization research
Additional scholarships are also awarded each year in the following areas:
- Air quality research and study
- Waste management research and study
- Environmental management or policy research and study (Related to Air Quality or Waste Management)
- Sustainability research and study (Related to Air Quality or Waste Management)
Requirements Individuals must be full-time graduate students pursuing courses of study and research leading to careers in air quality, waste management, environmental management/policy/law, and/or sustainability during the 2018/2019 academic year. Membership is not a requirement for the student or their advisor; however, it is strongly encouraged. The Scholarship is a one-year award. Individuals must reapply to qualify for a second year. Scholarship applications for 2018 are now being accepted. The deadline is January 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. To apply, review the Scholarship Application Guidelines.
Thesis and Dissertation Awards In addition to scholarships, A&WMA acknowledges up to two exceptional Masters Thesis and up to two exceptional Doctoral Dissertations each year. Nominations shall be made by the student’s faculty advisors, who are members of A&WMA, only. Works nominated shall be original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the fields of air quality, all types of waste, or sustainability/management pertaining to air quality or waste. Awards are presented at the student awards ceremony during the Annual Conference & Exhibition. Masters Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Award Nominations are due January 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time.