Air and Waste Management Scholarships

Website: Air and Waste Management Association


Each year, the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) recognizes outstanding students who are pursuing courses of study and research leading to careers in air quality, waste management, environmental management / policy / law, and sustainability with respect to air quality and waste management.

This includes student scholarships, thesis/dissertation awards, and awards for best student paper and poster at the Association’s Annual Conference & Exhibition. Winners will be highlighted in the Association’s EM magazine. The awards will be presented at the student awards ceremony during the Annual Conference & Exhibition held each year in June. 

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.


A&WMA 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)


Applicants must:

  • be full-time graduate students pursuing  courses of study and research leading to careers in air quality, waste, or sustainability/management pertaining to air quality or waste.
Student Type
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status

Applications are available online. 

Applicants are required to submit a CV/resume, plan of study, statement of purpose/goals, transcripts, letter of acceptance from Graduate school and/or Faculty Advisor, & 2 letters of recommendations.

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