NY SWANA Sustainability Challenge

The Solid Waste Industry has historically been thought of as an end point for various goods and materials used, and subsequently discarded as solid waste by the community. With issues of space and public perception, landfills cannot serve as the sole method for the disposal of solid waste in the future. Although various sustainability initiatives exist, most are not readily implemented on a large scale. Applicant(s) shall present an innovative sustainability initiative which works towards a zero waste future and provide a plan for implementing the idea in their community.Students enrolled in or that are planning to enroll in a New York State science or engineering undergraduate or graduate program within the current academic year are eligible to compete for the Sustainability Challenge Scholarship (i.e. graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students, graduate students). Students may work individually or in a team.Applicant(s) are required to submit a proposal that presents an innovative sustainability initiative for the management of solid waste. The proposal should contain a description of the initiative, a feasibility analysis, an implementation plan for integrating the initiative into their community (college, dorm, town, county, etc.), and applicable references to support the information presented in the proposal. The proposal should be up to 7 pages (double-spaced), not including supporting figures, tables, drawings, etc.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $3,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes