Scholarships and Student Awards
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. 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.
2013 awards will be presented at the student awards ceremony during the
Annual Conference & Exhibition in Long Beach, California June 24-27,
The following named scholarships are awarded each year:
Milton Feldstein Memorial Scholarship for air quality research ($7500)
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
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)
Completed applications for all scholarships are due by
Friday, January 10, 2014. Information on eligibility and application
procedures can be found at this link (click here).
Thesis and Dissertation Awards
In addition to scholarships, A&WMA acknowledges up to
two exceptional Masters Thesis and up to two exceptional Doctoral Dissertations
each year. Nominations shall be made by the student's faculty advisors,
who are members of A&WMA, only. Works nominated shall be original
work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the fields of
air quality, all types of waste, or sustainability/management pertaining
to air quality or waste. 2013 awards will be presented at the student awards
ceremony during the Annual Conference & Exhibition in Long Beach,
California June 24-27, 2014.
Nominations for the Thesis and Dissertation Awards will be
accepted in September 2013 and are due by Monday, January 13, 2014. Please
visit the Annual Conference and Exhibition website by clicking here for
details and information.
Click here to download the Master Thesis Award submission form.
Click here to download the Doctoral Dissertation Award submission form.
Best Student Platform Paper and Poster Awards
The A&WMA Platform Paper Award will acknowledge up to two
exceptional technical papers at the M.S. and Ph.D. academic levels for
papers submitted for presentation at the A&WMA Annual Conference
& Exhibition. The student candidate for the technical paper award
will be the first author for the paper and the student candidate must
present the technical work as a platform presentation during the annual
The A&MWA Student Poster Awards recognizes student
posters to be the best amongst those considered in the undergraduate,
masters, and doctoral categories. Student must present the poster during
the annual conference to be eligible for this competition.
The submission site can be reached by clicking here.
The deadline for Student Poster submissions is Monday, December 16, 2013 by 5pm EST.
The deadline for Student Platform Paper submissions has passed.
Milton Feldstein Memorial Scholarship for Air Quality Research
Dave Benferado Scholarship for Air Pollution Control and Waste Minimization Research
Richard Stessel Memorial Scholarship for Solid and Hazardous Waste Research
Jacqueline Shields Memorial Scholarship for Waste Management Research and Study
Air Quality Research and Study
Environmental Management or Policy Studies
Sustainability Research and Study
Click here to view the Full 2013 Annual Conference Scholarship and Student Award Winners