In order to prepare the next generation for the environmentally and economically sound practice of solid waste, SWANA has developed several scholarship and internship programs for students studying in fields related to solid waste management.
Participation in the Grant H. Flint International Scholarship Program begins at the Chapter level. Contact the chapter in which your state or province is located for their specific application requirement, as they may have an additional award and funding round that follows a different schedule than the SWANA International Program. Scroll down for the new SWANA Grant H. Flint International Scholarship application forms required for the 2022 funding round.
Completed applications must be received by respective chapters no later than May 2nd of the current calendar year. 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.
The names and completed applications of chapter winners must be received by the SWANA Staff Scholarship Administrator no later than June 3rd of the current year in order to be considered for an international award.
At-large applicants should forward their applications directly to the SWANA Staff Scholarship Administrator by May 1; no more than two At-Large scholarship applications will be accepted for each category.
May 2 — Deadline for submission of application materials to Chapter Scholarship Committee
June 3 — 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
Forms for the 2023–2024 academic year will be available in February 2023.
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). To be eligible, candidates must be the children or grandchildren of a SWANA Member (sponsor) in good standing as of May 1st of the current calendar year.
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. To be eligible, candidates must be the children or grandchildren of a SWANA Member (sponsor) in good standing as of May 1st of the current calendar year or SWANA Student Members in good standing.
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.
Named for a co-founder and owner of Gershman, Brickner, & Bratton, Inc., (GBB), this scholarship is awarded to full-time university students pursuing a degree in studies applicable to the field of solid waste or resource management and intending to seek employment in the industry.
Students from Northeastern University are particularly encouraged to apply, but all Category II scholarship applicants may also be considered for this prestigious award.
The new scholarship of $5,000 a year is funded by a generous donation from Harvey Gershman. SWANA will manage the scholarship as part of its annual Grant H. Flint International Scholarship program.
We’ve heard it time and time again at conferences from people that made a career change into the solid waste field and how it was the best decision of their life. The solid waste industry is a fascinating industry involving science, engineering, public involvement, equipment, construction, and operations. What’s not to like?
– Lori J. Calub, PE - Associate HDR