National Waste & Recycling Association Women’s Council Scholarship Application Now Available

National Waste & Recycling Association Women’s Council Scholarship Application Now Available

Program supports individuals pursuing careers in waste and recycling field

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National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA)

Sharon H. Kneiss, President and CEO, National Waste & Recycling Association


The National Waste & Recycling Association has announced the opening of its annual Women's Council scholarship application for the 2015-2016 academic year. The program has awarded more than $100,000 to 29 recipients since its inception.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:05am

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ — The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) has opened the application process for its 2015-2016 Women’s Council academic scholarships.

You may access the application for the Women’s Council scholarship at

The Women’s Council works for the professional advancement of women through education, assistance, support and mentoring. Its scholarship program, now in its eighth year, assists qualified young women and men in their pursuit of education that will lead to careers in the waste and recycling industry. The council will award three scholarships of $5,000 each for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Kathy Trent, Women’s Council scholarship chair and senior public affairs director at Waste Management, said, “A $5,000 scholarship goes a long way to helping young students get closer to their achieving their goals and dreams. The Women’s Council enthusiastically supports aspiring waste and recycling professionals, helping drive growth in our industry by attracting the talent that will drive innovation and advancement in American waste and recycling management for years to come.”

Since its inception, the program has provided more than $100,000 in scholarships to 29 students. All employees of NW&RA member companies, as well as employee spouses or dependents, who are seeking undergraduate or graduate degrees are eligible to apply. The Women’s Council encourages NW&RA member companies to share information about this program with their employees and to donate to the program.

“Our Women’s Council works to promote growth and development of our industry through education and is an important component in the industry’s efforts to encourage young talent to consider careers in waste and recycling. We are proud to offer this scholarship program and prouder still of the support it affords deserving students,” said Sharon H. Kneiss, president and CEO of NW&RA.

The scholarship application deadline is March 13, 2015. Awardees will be featured on NW&RA websites and in materials for WasteExpo 2015, to be held in Las Vegas next June.

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The National Waste & Recycling Association is the trade association that represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that collect and manage garbage, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NW&RA, visit


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