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Are you a SWANA member in good standing who is currently a full-time college student or have a family member who is college-bound? Check out our scholarship programs.

Grant H. Flint International Scholarship Awards Program

In an effort to promote education and professional development, the Solid Waste Association of North America established the Grant H. Flint International Scholarship Awards Program. The Program was initiated by the Chapters through their Chapter Scholarship Committees.

Completed applications must be received by respective Chapters no later than May 1st. The Chapter Scholarship Committees are responsible for reviewing and selecting local winners, and forwarding one representative for each scholarship category to the International Scholarship Committee for review, (c/o Kathy Hobbs, Staff Administrator, (240-494-2248, e-mail khobbs@swana.org, Association Offices). Application for 2017 is available below, or electronically from Kathy Hobbs upon request.

The names and completed applications of Chapter winners must be received by the SWANA Scholarship Committee Staff Administrator no later than June 1st in order to be considered for an award.

At-large applicants should forward their applications directly to the SWANA Scholarship Committee Staff Administrator by May 1; no more than two At-Large scholarship applications will be accepted for each category.

Award categories

Category I: Graduating high school seniors or graduate equivalent certified candidates who have been accepted for enrollment in a junior college, a four-year college, or a university (any program). Eligible candidates must be sons, daughters, grandsons or granddaughters of a SWANA Member (sponsor) in good standing as of May 1st.

Category II: Currently enrolled full-time college or university students who are entering their junior or senior undergraduate year and pursuing a degree in environmental science, engineering, or other suitable major related to the field of solid waste management. Eligible candidates must be sons, daughters, grandsons or granddaughters of a SWANA Member (sponsor) in good standing as of May 1st or SWANA Student Members in good standing.

Criteria for selection

Eligible candidates must be sons, daughters, grandsons or granddaughters of a SWANA Member (sponsor) in good standing as of May 1st. SWANA Student Members in good standing are also eligible for Category II, and The Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship Award.

Scholarship Amount

The total amount given to both Category I and Category II will be $20,000. The amount for each individual award are to be determined by the Scholarship Committee.


The Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship Award:

The criteria for selection

Full-time students who are entering or are in graduate school pursuing a degree in environmental science, engineering or other suitable major related to the field of solid waste management. Eligible candidates must be sons, daughters, grandsons or granddaughters of a SWANA Member (sponsor) in good standing as of May 1st or SWANA Student Members in good standing.

Scholarship Amount

1 award of $5,000


Schedule for Selection

May 1 — Deadline for submission of application materials to Chapter Scholarship Committee

June 1 — Deadline for submission of Chapter candidates for review by International Scholarship Committee

July 15 — International Scholarship Committee meets to select winners

August 1–15 — Announcement of International Scholarship winners


Questions or requests should be directed to Kathy Hobbs, (via e-mail khobbs@swana.org).