SWANA Releases 2018 Scholarship Applications
Demonstrates Commitment to Solid Waste Industry Education
Silver Spring, MD – In support of its mission to promote and foster industry education, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announces the 2018 Grant H. Flint Scholarship Program is accepting applications through May 1.
SWANA will award up to $25,000 in scholarships to deserving students in 2018. SWANA’s 45 chapters forward local candidates to the Grant H. Flint Scholarship Program, as well as provide local scholarships their individual areas.
“Supporting the education of students with the intention of attracting them to the solid waste and resource management industries has long been a SWANA mission,” said Darryl Walter, SWANA’s Director of Membership. “This is another high impact program that allows SWANA and its chapters to support students in their college and graduate efforts. We look forward to awarding scholarships to deserving applicants for 2018.”
Applications are accepted at three levels:
- Category I: High school seniors
- Category II: Undergraduate juniors or seniors pursuing a degree in a field related to solid waste management
- Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers: Full-time students entering or in graduate studies in a related area
To be eligible, high school students must be the children or grandchildren of current SWANA members. College and graduate students must be either sponsored by a SWANA member or a SWANA member themselves.
Developing the next generation of professionals is significantly important to the future of the solid waste industry. To support this need, SWANA offers free membership for students enrolled at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Scholarship applications are available through SWANA chapters and must be received by individual chapter scholarship chairpersons by May 1, 2018 to be considered for funding.
Applications for use by at-large members are posted on the SWANA website.
For more information about the Grant H. Flint Scholarship Awards Program or for Chapter contacts, please email SWANA’s Deputy Executive Director, Sara Bixby.
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 9,500 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 50 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications, and a large offering of technical training courses. For more information, visit swana.org.