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2016-2017 EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT
$18,000 in Educational Support Awards! In an effort to stimulate the interest of students in solid waste management and related fields, and to support colleges and universities that offer curriculum or courses in solid waste management and related fields, the ASME Materials & Energy Recovery Division (MER Division) offers educational support funding (scholarship) program with awards totaling $18,000. The educational support award amounts will be divided equally shared between the winning student and his or her school, with the school receiving $1,000 out of each award amount stated below.
Application for MER Division Educational Support (PDF: 298KB)
RULES AND REQUIREMENTS
Purpose: To provide financial support for students participating in solid waste management related curriculum or courses in colleges/universities and to support the colleges/universities that offer such courses.
Awards: Total awards have been budgeted at $18,000 shared between the students and their respective college/university. The academic institution’s portion of the award will be $1,000 for each recipient. The number of awards will be as follows:
a. Graduate Level - (1) $6,000 and (1) $4,000
b. Undergraduate Level- (1) $4,000
c. Graduate or Undergraduate Level - (1) $4,000 ASME-MER-Division will provide a complimentary one-year membership in the ASME Materials & Energy Recovery Division to each student submitting a completed application. Eligibility:
NOTE: Previous student winners of Materials & Energy Recovery Division Educational Support Awards are not eligible.
2016 KEY DATES
June 20, 2016: Application due date
August 1, 2016: Winners selected and notified
October 2016: Awards paid on receipt of evidence of the winning student's full time enrollment in graduate or undergraduate school as appropriate and taking approved courses or engaged in approved research project(s). Application: Form provided to be completed jointly by faculty member and student and to include or be accompanied by: A. From Faculty Member:
NOTE: Please submit only pertinent information. Submission of school catalog pages, courses descriptions, magazine articles, etc. with much extraneous information only make the judge's task more difficult. Please make your submissions ten pages or less. B. From Student:
Judging: By committee appointed by ASME Materials & Energy Recovery Division members.
Basis for award(s): Best qualified and most promising, in the opinion of the judges, based on the application and accompanying submissions. Consideration will be given to the student's statement of interest in solid waste management including energy and/or materials recovery, quality of the school's program, number of students in the program and the school's proposed use of its portion of the award money. The Materials & Energy Recovery Division reserves the right to request additional information from or make further investigation of applicants to be the sole judge of the qualifications of applicants to judge the acceptability of proposed study courses and research projects and to withhold awards if the judges determine there are no sufficient qualified joint applicants.
A recipient may be disqualified for failure to include in his/her 2016-2017 fall term program at least one course or research project that, in the opinion of the judges, is related to solid waste management or to enroll in his/her proposed graduate program.
Each qualified recipient will be notified of the award by letter sent certified mail with return receipt requested to the address given in the application and a copy to the facility co-applicant. If a student winner fails to acknowledge and accept the award in writing to the Educational Support chairperson within thirty (30) days after receipt of the letter of notification, his/her award will be forfeited and will be offered to another applicant.
The school will forfeit its portion of the award if the student is disqualified or forfeits the award for any reason other than failure to enroll in the graduate program for the 2016-2017 fall term because of physical disability.
For further information or application forms, contact:
Amit Chattopadhyay MER Division Educational Support ChairEmail: email@example.com
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