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.

2020 Donors

Diamond Level

Platinum Level



Gold Level

Silver Level

Bronze Level

Individual Donors

Mary Shanks
Stephanie Schwenger
Kevin Kiernan
Peter D Christiansen
Patti Johnson
Matt Hobson
Dawn Marie Maurer
Terrill Chang
Meara Heubach
Wendy Weiker



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.

Contact Jeff Neuner: 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.


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 before the May 1st deadline.