EREF Scholarship Programme Open to Applications

The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) is a non-profit organisation based in the United States. EREF funds and directs scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices to benefit industry participants and the communities they serve.

EREF operates a Scholarship Programme to recognise graduate (Master’s and doctoral) students pursuing excellence in solid waste management research and education. The following Scholarships are awarded each year:

Carl J Apicella Scholarship

Detachable Container Association Scholarship

Evergreen Surety Bond Scholarship

Fiessinger Doctoral Scholarship

GMI Scholarship

Reinhart Master’s Scholarship

Robert J Riethmiller/PTR Baler and Compactor Scholarship

Robert P Stearns/SCS Engineers Master’s Scholarship

Tom J Fatjo Jr Scholarship

Waste Industries Scholarship Honouring Lonnie C Poole Jr

EREF Scholarship

Recipients are chosen based on credentials and potential contributions to the solid waste industry and its scientific community. The definition of solid waste includes: municipal solid waste, construction and demolition waste, industrial waste (eg coal ash) and WTE ash etc.

Applications will be considered from those who:

Will be or are currently full-time Master’s or doctoral students.

Have a clearly demonstrated interest in solid waste management research.

Applications from students outside the United States or studying abroad will receive equal consideration.

Doctoral scholarships are awarded at a rate of up to $14,400 per year and can be extended for up to three years from the initial award date. Master’s scholarships are awarded at a rate of up to $6,000 per year and can be extended for up to two years from the initial award date.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 30 April 2021 (23:59 EST).

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