ESC, A&WMA Scholarship Application

Completed Package Due:  November 30th, 2017

Eastern Sierra Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association

Description:  The Eastern Sierra Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association (ESC, A&WMA) is offering two merit-based scholarships, in the amount of $750 each, for the Spring 2018 term for one undergraduate and one graduate student.  For students who are enrolled in engineering or science majors with an emphasis on the environment at either the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) or Western Nevada College (WNC).  Graduate students must be enrolled in a program with an emphasis on environmental studies. 

Qualifications:  To be eligible to apply, you must: 

  • Be currently enrolled in good standing as a declared undergraduate/graduate major in engineering or the sciences at UNR, TMCC or WNC and have completed at least 30 credits so far for undergraduate. 
  • Be enrolled as a full time (12 or more credits) undergraduate student or at least 6 credits for graduate student.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 for undergraduates and 3.50 for graduate students, or higher, and not be on academic probation or suspension. 

Instructions:  Submit the following materials in your complete application package, assembled in the order shown: 

  • Cover sheet (see attached form)
  • A one-page letter of application, addressed to the ESC, A&WMA Board of Directors, explaining your background and interests in promoting a sense of environmental responsibility in your professional or academic life. 
  • Unofficial copy of your transcript.
  • One letter of recommendation from a person who can verify your commitment to the environmental field, e-mailed directly from person recommending, not from applicant. 

Electronically compile all materials as a PDF and e-mail your completed application package to by November 30th, 2017

Evaluation:  To rate well in the application process, your letter of application should be well-informed with specific information about environmental professions and how you anticipate making a difference in the environmental field either through your personal life or career.

The ESC, A&WMA Board of Directors will evaluate submitted applications.  You will then be notified whether or not you have received the scholarship award.  The scholarship recipient will also receive 1 year of student membership to the A&WMA giving the student access to benefits such as access to job announcements, networking opportunities and more. 

Questions: If you have any questions about the application or submission process, please contact Genine Rosa at 775-784-7204 or e-mail


The Eastern Sierra Chapter ( of the international Air & Waste Management Association ( is offering an Excellence in Environmental Education Award. The award will be offered during the Spring of 2017. We welcome applications from qualified teachers.

Purpose.  The purpose of the Eastern Sierra Chapter’s Environmental Education Award program is to recognize teachers who excel at motivating and educating students in science and who emphasize the implications of the basic science material on current environmental issues.  

The Award. The $500 award will include a stipend of $250 to be presented to the winning teacher. Additionally, $250 will be presented to the winning teacher’s school for use in purchasing science laboratory equipment. The monetary awards will be presented during the spring of 2017 along with a handsome plaque for the winning teacher.  This is the seventh year of the Excellence in Environmental Education award program.

Eligibility. The award is offered to full-time middle school and high school teachers in the Washoe County School District. The teacher may teach in the science department. There must be teaching time devoted specifically to issues related to environmental management, environmental control, and/or environmental issues. The teacher will have taught at the Washoe County School during the entire 2016-2017 school year. Previous award winners are eligible to apply three years after their previous award.

Judging Criteria.   The winning teacher will have an excellent record of teaching science and motivating students. He/she will have incorporated an emphasis on environmental issues beyond those included in the required curricula. This may include classroom discussion, field trips (e.g., to a landfill as a part of a chemistry course), guest lecturers, or other. 

Awards will be made on the basis of the criteria outlined above, without consideration of sex, race, national origin, age, or physical disability.

Application Requirements.   An application form, to be completed by the teacher and principal, must be received by the Eastern Sierra Chapter by 5:00 PM on Friday, June 2nd, 2017. We anticipate that the award will be issued shortly after the application deadline.

If you have any questions about submittal, please e-mail the Eastern Sierra Chapter’s Environmental Education Award Chair, Prof.  John G. Watson, or call him at 775-674-7046.

Applications are to be requested and returned electronically (scanned .pdf or similar file) to Katherine Greenblatt,