Sustainable Student

CCREF Sustainable Student Scholarship Award

Goal: The goal of the CCREF Sustainable Student Scholarship Award is to foster an interest in composting research and utilization among the next generation of industry experts and researchers. This scholarship is a good way to bring attention to the emerging young professionals within this field and to generate interest in the future of the compost industry.

Guidelines: This year, two $1000 scholarships will be awarded through the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation to two high school students pursuing their interests within the field of environmental science, environmental studies, engineering, biological or the physical sciences and has expressed an interest in compost utilization and application.

Scholarship Application Process: There will be a deadline set for students to submit essays outlining their experience with compost and how this impacts their choice of major at college or university and two recommendation letters. These essays and other materials will be reviewed by a committee and the scholarship will be awarded to the applicant whose goals and interests’ best align with the mission of CCREF.

Donors: Filtrexx International and Harvest Power have donated $1,000 each for these scholarships. The scholarships is funded by the CCREF and sponsored by Filtrexx International and Harvest Power.

Timeframe: Submission opens December 10 and closes January 20. Winner Announced by mid-February.

Details for submission: open to high school senior entering into college or university program in Fall 2014, submission must come electronically via email and include a short application, essay, and two recommendation letters from a guidance counselor/teacher/supervisor involved in student’s environmental and academic activities.

Application and instructions for essay and recommendations can be downloaded here. All materials must be sent electronically to Leanne Spaulding, CCREF Development Officer, at leannespaulding@compostfoundation.org.

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