Scholarship

About the Committee

In order to prepare the next generation for the environmentally and economically sound practice of solid waste, SWANA has developed several scholarship opportunities for students studying in fields related to solid waste management. This committee oversees this program. 

All scholarship winners will be invited to the annual Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference and Trade Show. Iowa award winners will be submitted to SWANA for consideration of the national scholarship award.

Qualifications

Applicants must apply for these scholarships through ISOSWO, the Iowa Chapter of SWANA, and meet the following requirements:

Grant H. Flint Scholarship Category I 

  • Must be a family member of current SWANA member.
  • Award amount = $1,500

Grant H. Flint Scholarship Category II

  • Can be a family member of a current SWANA member or have a free student SWANA membership.
  • Award amount = $1,000

Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship

  • Can be a family member of a current SWANA member or have a free student SWANA membership.
  • Award amount = $1,000

Grant H. Flint International Scholarship Program

Participation in the Grant H. Flint International Scholarship Program begins at the Chapter level. Completed applications must be received by respective chapters no later than May 1 of the current calendar year. The Chapter Scholarship Committees are responsible for reviewing and selecting local winners, and forwarding one representative for each scholarship category to the International Scholarship Committee for review.

Schedule for Selection

  • May 1: Deadline for submission of application materials to Chapter Scholarship Committee
  • June 1: Deadline for submission of Chapter candidates for review by International Scholarship Committee
  • July 15: International Scholarship Committee meets to select winners
  • August 1–15: Announcement of International Scholarship winners

Award Categories

Category I: Graduating high school seniors or graduate equivalent certified candidates who have been accepted for enrollment in a junior college, a four-year college, or a university (any field of study). To be eligible, candidates must be the children or grandchildren of a SWANA Member (sponsor) in good standing as of May 1st of the current calendar year.

Download Category I Application

Category II: Currently enrolled full-time college or university students who are entering their junior or senior undergraduate year and pursuing a degree in environmental science, engineering, or other suitable major related to the field of solid waste management. To be eligible, candidates must be the children or grandchildren of a SWANA Member (sponsor) in good standing as of May 1st of the current calendar year or SWANA Student Members in good standing.

Download Category II Application

The Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship Award

The criteria for selection: Full-time students who are entering or are in graduate school pursuing a degree in environmental science, engineering or other suitable major related to the field of solid waste management. Eligible candidates must be sons, daughters, grandsons or granddaughters of a SWANA Member (sponsor) in good standing as of May 1 or SWANA Student Members in good standing.

Download Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Application

Deadline

Scholarship applications are due to the ISOSWO Scholarship Committee Chair by May 1 of each calendar year.

Please pay strict attention to the application guidelines in the SWANA application as these will be followed. For additional information see the SWANA Scholarship website.

Questions?

Email: Jennifer Frampton or call her at 641-828-8545.

Submission Information

Applications can be emailed or mailed to:

Jennifer Frampton 
ATTN: ISOSWO Scholarship
South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency
1736 Highway T17
Tracy, Iowa 50256