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. 2014 awards were presented at the student awards ceremony during the Annual Conference & Exhibition in Long Beach, California June 24-27, 2014. Winners were also highlighted in the Association's EM magazine. View the 2014 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 were due by Friday, January 10, 2014. Information on eligibility and application procedures can be found at this link (click here). Information on 2015 Scholarships coming soon.
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. 2014 awards were 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 were 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.
The A&MWA Student Poster Awards recognizes student posters to be the best among 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 was Monday, December 16, 2013 by 5 pm EST. The deadline for Student Platform Paper submissions was Monday, November 12, 2013 by 5 pm EST.