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2023 College Application

For Current College Students Only

Applications Due: April 7, 2023

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Eligibility:  The following individuals are eligible for an Air & Waste Management Association - Niagara Frontier Section (A&WMA-NFS) college scholarship:

  • Full-time undergraduate students attending a college or university located within the New York State counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, and Wyoming during the 2022 - 2023 academic year.
  • A child or spouse of a current A&WMA-NFS member who is a full-time undergraduate student at a recognized college or university, regardless of location, during the 2022 - 2023 academic year.

Awards: The number and amount of the scholarship(s) will be approved by the A&WMA-NFS Board of Directors.  It is anticipated that one or more scholarships will be awarded in amounts ranging from approximately $500 to $1,000.  Each scholarship is awarded for the 2023 – 2024 academic year only and is not renewable.

Selection:  The A&WMA-NFS Education Committee will review all completed applications that are submitted before midnight of the due date. Awards will be made on the basis of environmental interests, academic record, school and community leadership, and future academic/career potential.  Application judging will not consider sex, race, national origin, financial need, age or physical disability.  The ultimate awards decision will be made at the discretion of the A&WMA-NFS Board of Directors based on recommendations from the A&WMA-NFS Education Committee.  The decisions of the A&WMA-NFS Board of Directors and A&WMA-NFS Education Committee on scholarship awards are final.  Scholarship awards will be announced around May 1, 2023.

Application: Completed applications must include all information requested below.  Applications will be judged at the discretion of the education committee.

  I. Affiliation:  For the purpose of awarding points based on affiliation, the committee will consider the following:
  • Student member of the AWMA-NFS.  Please follow the link to become a member.
  • Child or acquaintance of an existing AWMA-NFS member in good standing.
  • Currently enrolled in a science or engineering based field of study.

II. Academic Record:

The committee will consider the applicant’s academic record, including, grade point average (GPA) and area of study. An unofficial transcript for all college work must be submitted with the application.

III.   Extracurricular Activities, Community Service and Volunteer Work:  The committee will consider the applicant’s work/intern experience and participation in clubs, sports, organizations, and seminars. Special consideration will be given to volunteer work for any AWMA-NFS function.   Points for extracurricular activities will be based on the following:

·      volunteer work activity for any AWMA-NFS function that the applicant has completed during the past 12 months.

·      environmental based activity that the applicant has completed during the past 12 months.

IV.   Environmental Essay:  The committee will consider the applicant’s essay describing in 700 words or less an experience the applicant had working to improve the environment (volunteer, school, or work related) or an environmental issue of interest to the student. 

Only complete applications, including college transcript(s), submitted no later than April 7, 2023 (midnight) will be considered. 

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