Applications are now available for SWANA Central California Sierra Chapter’s R.H. Townley Scholarships and SWANA’s Grant H. Flint International Scholarships. Sierra Chapter will award at least two scholarships in amounts ranging from $500 to $1,000 based on the number of applicants and their qualifications. Sierra Chapter will also nominate one applicant in each category to receive SWANA’s Grant H. Flint International Scholarships and Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship.
R.H. Townley Scholarship
To qualify for the Chapter scholarships, recipients must be graduating from high school in 2021 or currently a freshman at a junior college or four-year college/university and will be continuing their college education. The scholarship candidates must be the son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter of a member in good standing in the Central California Sierra Chapter of SWANA. Scholarship recipients will be provided a complimentary one-year student membership in SWANA.
Sierra Chapter’s Scholarship application process is integrated with SWANA International’s Category I, Grant H. Flint International Scholarship Awards Program, therefore, one application is used for both. However, Sierra Chapter does not require submittal of SAT/ACT or Achievement Test Scores or a letter of acceptance from an accredited institution. Please review the attached application forms carefully prior to submittal. Applications received without the required information will not qualify for nomination to receive SWANA’s Grant H. Flint International Scholarship.
The Category I Grant H. Flint International Scholarship ($5,000) is awarded to applicants who will be graduating from high school and attending their first year of college. SWANA requires SAT/ACT/Achievement Test Scores and a letter of acceptance to an accredited institution for this application, which will be evaluated by Sierra Chapter and provided to SWANA during the nomination process. SAT/ACT/ Achievement Test Scores and a letter of acceptance to an accredited institution must be submitted per requirements set forth by SWANA International in the application forms attached. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE
The Category II Grant H. Flint International Scholarship ($5,000) is awarded to applicants who will be entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate studies pursuing a degree in environmental science, environmental studies, engineering or a major applicable to the field of solid waste or resource management. Students must be enrolled full-time in a college or university for the period of time the scholarship will be used or the son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter of a member in good standing. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE
The Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship (worth up to $5,000) is awarded to applicants who are full-time students entering or already in graduate school for the period of time the scholarship will be used pursuing a degree in environmental science, environmental studies, engineering or other major applicable to the field of solid waste or resource management. Students must also be a member of SWANA. Student membership in SWANA is free to full-time students and they can join by visiting the SWANA website. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE
Please review the application forms carefully to ensure all requirements are met prior to submittal. The application forms and all required documentation must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on May 1, 2021. Please email the completed application package to Sierra Chapter’s Scholarship Committee Chair, Sarah Stephenson, at firstname.lastname@example.org free to contact me at (559) 497-2880 x220 if you have any questions regarding the application process or required information. Information is also available on the Scholarships & Internships (swana.org).
Sierra Chapter looks forward to receiving several applications and awarding scholarships to some very deserving and hard-working students who want to make a difference!