Scholarships

Deborah Lambert Memorial Scholarship

In honor of Deborah Lambert (SWANA Washington Evergreen Chapter President 2002-2005), and the many years she dedicated to the solid waste management field, the Chapter is pleased to offer scholarships to qualified undergraduate and graduate students. Between 2003 and 2020, the Evergreen Chapter has awarded nearly $122,000 in scholarships to 87 students.

If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund, please visit our donation site.

2020 Donors

Diamond Level

Platinum Level

 

 

Gold Level

Silver Level

 

Individual Donors

Mary Shanks, Stephanie Schwenger, Kevin Kiernan

 

Scholarship Categories

Environmental Scholarship — up to $2500
Must be accepted for enrollment in any junior college or four year college pursuing a degree in a field related to Solid Waste Management or the Environment.

General Scholarship — up to $1500
Must be accepted for enrollment in any junior college, university, or graduate school in any degree program or major.

SWANA Washington Evergreen Chapter Scholarship Criteria

Must be children or grandchildren of a member or a student member in good standing. Becoming a student member is free. Visit SWANA’s membership page to join.

Application Submission
Applicants should scan application, transcripts and cover letter into a single document and submit via email. All applications must include a cover letter signed by applicant.

Application Deadline
Applications must be received by June 1.

Questions?
Contact Jeff Neuner:  jeff.neuner@seattle.gov or call (206) 684-7693

 

Criteria for Award Selection

Criteria Examples
Academics (60%) GPA, ACT or SAT Scores
Academic achievement awards
Citizenship (20%) Honors:
Student Organizations
High School ROTC
Military Service
Charitable, civic or religious orgs
Extracurricular (20%) Athletics, music, drama, debate, etc.
Employment

 

SWANA International Scholarship Opportunities

In order to prepare the next generation for the environmentally and economically sound practice of solid waste, SWANA has developed several scholarship and internship programs for students studying in fields related to solid waste management.

If you would like to apply for one of the scholarships use this link to download the application and submit your completed action to the Evergreen Chapter Scholarship Committee email jeff.neuner@seattle.gov before the May 1st deadline.