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, 2014.

Scholarships

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 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)

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 conference.

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. 

 


2013 SCHOLARSHIP

AWARDS





LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

AWARD NAME

AWARD AMOUNT

NELSON

ANDREW

Milton Feldstein Memorial Scholarship for Air Quality Research

$7,500.00

LASHAKI

 MASOUD JAHANDAR

Dave Benferado Scholarship for Air Pollution Control and Waste Minimization Research

$7,500.00

SAMIR

SONIA

Richard Stessel Memorial Scholarship for Solid and Hazardous Waste Research

$2,500.00

IYER

AMRITA

Jacqueline Shields Memorial Scholarship for Waste Management Research and Study

$2,500.00

AFSHAR-MOHAJER

NIMA

Air Quality Research and Study

$1,500.00

EAPI

GAUTAM

Air Quality Research and Study

$1,500.00

 WARD

COLLEEN

Environmental Management or Policy Studies

$1,500.00

VILLA

FABIOLA

Environmental Management or Policy Studies

$1,500.00

 FERRELL REYNA

JANET

Sustainability Research and Study

$1,500.00

 


Click here to view the Full 2013 Annual Conference Scholarship and Student Award Winners