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 2016 awards will be presented at the student awards ceremony during the Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 20-23, 2016. Information for the 2016 Student Award Programs will be posted mid-September.
View the 2014 A&WMA Scholarship and Student Award Winners. View the 2015 A&WMA Scholarship and Student Award Winners.
The A&WMA invests in workforce development and in academic research essential to the improvement of environmental knowledge and innovation. In 2013, the Association awarded a total of over $215,000 in scholarships to students preparing for careers in our field. 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.
The following named scholarships are awarded each year:
Additional scholarships are also awarded each year in the following areas:
Completed applications for all scholarships are due by TBD. Information on eligibility and application procedures.
Local A&WMA Sections and Chapter Scholarships
Local A&WMA Sections and Chapters often award scholarships to students pursuing environmental studies at universities within their geographic areas. Click here to view the list of local scholarships currently available. 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. 2016 awards will be presented at the student awards ceremony during the Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, LA June 20-23, 2016.
Nominations for the Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Award applications are due by TBD. Click here to download the Master Thesis Award submission form.
Click here to download the Doctoral Dissertation Award submission form.