EREF Announces Graduate Scholarships in Solid Waste Research Available for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

March 2, 2017

The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is one of the largest sources of solid waste research funding in the U.S., allocating approximately $1 million annually in research grants and graduate level scholarships. EREF announced yesterday that scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are now available.

The application deadline is May 3, 2017, at 5:00 pm (ET).

Applications will be considered from those who:

  • Will be this year or are now full-time masters or doctoral student.
  • Have a clearly demonstrated interest in solid waste management research pertaining to municipal solid waste, construction and demolition waste, industrial waste such as coal ash or Waste to Energy ash. This research does not pertain to agricultural wastes or wastewater treatment plant sludge.

EREF Scholarships recognize graduate students pursuing excellence in solid waste management research and education. Recipients are chosen based on credentials and potential contributions to the solid waste industry and its scientific community.

Awards are based on:

  • Academic performance
  • Professional experience
  • Relevance of one’s work to the advancement of solid waste management science
  • Potential for success

All qualified candidates will be considered for scholarships without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or disability. Applications from students outside the United States or studying abroad will receive equal consideration. Award decisions by the Environmental Research & Education Foundation and its directors are final and not subject to appeal.

For more information on EREF’s scholarships, as well as a link to the scholarship application, click here.

EREF is a 501(c)3 class charity that funds and directs scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices to benefit industry participants and the communities they serve. For the complete information on EREF funded research, its scholarship program and how to donate to this great cause, visit


Posted by Diane Samuels at 3:00 am