2020 Chapter Scholarship Report: This year the Chapter received four applications for the Chapter Scholarship Program. Stephanie Lynn Lowery received the highest score and the Chapter awarded the highest amount of $2,000 George L. Winfield Memorial Scholarship Award. As a Category 3b winner, Stephanie plans to major in Env. Sci & Policy at Johns Hopkins University. Category 1 winners are as follows;
Brian Thomas Michelsen an award amount of $1,500; As a Category 1 winner, Brian plans to major in Env. Sci Economy and Deve. and Sustainability (EEDS) at Ohio State University.
Nicole Elizabeth Sprague an award of $1,250 and Jack Ryan Roddy an award of $750.
The Chapter forwarded Stephanie’s Category 3 and Brian’s Category 1 applications to the SWANA National Headquarters for a chance of additional scholarships, they did not win.
Congratulations to Stephanie, Brian, Nicole and Jack! The Chapter’s June newsletter featured the scholarship winner on the front page.”
Baseline Scholarship Details:
Instruction and Application Forms: Full-time Students 1. 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 1 of the current calendar year. 2. Category IA – applicants must be either freshmen presently enrolled full-time in a junior college or four-year college or university, or are re-entering college or university as a sophomore. 3. Category II – Undergraduate juniors or seniors 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 1 of the current calendar year or SWANA Student Members in good standing. 4. Category III – 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 1 or SWANA Student Members in good standing.
Full-time Employees & Part-time Students Scholarship: – Part-time student is a student who is taking < 12 credits per semester. Full-time employee shall be as defined by the employer (for example > 35 hours per workweek). 5. Use Category II form – Mark “II B” on the Application 6. Use Category III Form – Mark “III B” on the Application
The Chapter typically distribute up to $6,500 a year in up to six scholarships categories.
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The deadline for student applications to be submitted to the chapters is May 3, 2021. Please check the Chapter website for the most up-to-date criteria. The deadline for the chapters to send details about chapter winners (one eligible nominee at each level) on for consideration by the International Scholarship Committee is June 1, 2021. The scholarship page on SWANA’s website, https://swana.org/community/awards-scholarships/scholarships-internships/, now provides a link to the email for each chapter’s scholarship chair(s) and to the chapter websites. We are currently looking for an organization to sponsor the highest scoring candidate. The sponsor could be any organization and can suggest a name to be given to the award. The Chapter will accept an annual sponsorship of either $500, $1,000, $1,500 or $2,000. For additional information on the Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s Scholarship program, or if you have problems downloading any of the documents, please contact Mehal Trivedi at 301-600-3043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.