Our mission
OUR MISSION: SWANA is an organization of professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through a shared emphasis on education, advocacy, and research.

Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship

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

Do you know a very deserving and hard-working student who wants to make a difference and needs some help with college tuition!? Tell them about SWANA today!

Scholarship applications are due to the Sierra Chapter Scholarship Committee Chair by May 2 each year. Sierra Chapter reviews all applications and may nominate one applicant for a SWANA International Scholarship. Applications are typically due to SWANA by June 3 of each year. The application for this scholarship must be submitted on SWANA’s application form. SWANA’s awards are announced between August 1 and 15 each year. Check SWANA's webpage for more information.

About swanacal.com

 We are the Central California Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America. Our members serve communities stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada Mountains by providing everyday solutions to solid waste issues through effective resource management.

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