Scholarships

The Louisiana Section of the Air & Waste Management Association is searching for candidates for a one-time cash scholarship award in the amount of $5,000 (1 recipient) and $2500 (2 recipients). The award also includes a one year student membership in the Air & Waste Management Association.

Scholarship Application

Eligibility

Individuals must meet the following minimum requirements to be eligible for award consideration:

  1. Must be a full time student attending a college or university or law school located within the geographical region of the section. (Louisiana and the Sabine River Region of Eastern Texas)
  2. Must be at least a Junior and no higher than Master’s level graduate student during the year of the scholarship award (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015).
  3. Must have at least two semesters (or three quarters) of schooling remaining at the time of the award (Minimum Fall 2014 and Spring 2015).
  4. Must be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree with the major in engineering, physical or natural science, or public health. (Note: Those pursuing a degree in computer science are not eligible.) Students pursuing a law degree are eligible. Doctoral candidates are not eligible.
  5. Must show through course work, projects, personal interest, etc., a desire to promote air pollution control and/or solid or hazardous waste management.
  6. Must have at least an overall 3.00 or higher on a scale of 4.00 including all coursework through the last completed semester.
  7. Must be interviewed by Louisiana Section representatives. The interview will be scheduled by the Section after the application deadline.
  8. The winning applicant should attend the meeting in July to receive the scholarship award.

Application

Application materials submitted via U.S. Mail must be postmarked by Friday, May 2, 2014. Applications materials submitted via e-mail to the contact listed below must be received by 11:59 PM on Friday, May 2, 2014. Receipt of electronic submittals cannot be guaranteed should technical difficulties arise. Application components submitted via e-mail must be in Portable Document Format (PDF). Facsimile transmittals will not be accepted. Only complete applications received on or before the deadline will be considered. The following application components should be submitted:

Section 1: General Application Information Sheet
Section 2: Résumé
Section 3: Interest and Award Statement
Section 4: Transcript
Section 5: Recommendation
Section 6: Current Financial Awards

Selection Process

Awards will be made on the basis of academic record, plan of study, career goals, recommendations, and financial status without consideration of sex, race, national origin, age, or physical disability. The Scholarship Awards Committee reviews all applications received and its decision is final. Announcement of the scholarship awards will be made in June.

Mailing Instructions

  1. Attach the sealed envelope with the Letter of Recommendation to your packet.
  2. Send the completed package to:
  • Louisiana Section Scholarship Award
  • c/o Karen J. Blakemore
  • Phelps Dunbar, LLP
  • PO Box 4412
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821-4412

If you would like a written confirmation that your complete package was received on time, please provide an e-mail address or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

Electronic Instructions:

  1. Have your major professor or department head e-mail your letter of recommendation in PDF directly to the e-mail address below
  2. E-mail the completed package with all application components in PDF to:
  • Karen J. Blakemore
  • Phelps Dunbar, LLP
  • Karen.blakemore@phelps.com

A reply e-mail will be sent upon receipt.