Application now open for graduate scholarships in solid waste research

The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) is now accepting applications for graduate scholarships in solid waste research. EREF is one of the largest sources of solid waste research funding in the U.S., allocating approximately $1 million annually in research grants and graduate level scholarships.

Scholarship applications will be considered from those who are or will be full-time master’s or doctoral students in 2016 and have a clearly demonstrated interest in solid waste management research. Scholarships will be awarded based upon academic performance, professional experience and relevance of one’s work to the advancement of solid waste management science.

EREF defines solid waste management to pertain to municipal solid waste, construction and demolition waste, and industrial waste (e.g. coal ash). This definition does not include agricultural wastes or wastewater treatment plant sludge.

Award amounts consider the cost of tuition at the recipient’s institution and any other funds received. Full scholarships may not be awarded to students who will be receiving full-tuition scholarships from other sources (excluding direct university assistance such as tuition remission or assistantship income), but such students may still be considered for partial awards.

Click here to access the application for the 2016-2017 academic year. The application deadline is May 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm (EST). Click here to learn more about the EREF scholarship program.

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