2022 Scholarship Applications are now available

In order to prepare the next generation for the environmentally and economically sound practice of solid waste, SWANA has developed several scholarship and internship programs for students studying in fields related to solid waste management.

Eligible candidates must be a student member or a child or grandchild of a Keystone Chapter Member that is currently in good standing.


Grant H. Flint International Scholarship Program

Category I

Requirements:  Graduating high school seniors or graduate equivalent certified candidates who have been accepted for enrollment in a junior college, a four-year college, or a university (any program). Eligible candidates must be children or grandchildren of a SWANA Member (sponsor) in good standing as of May 2nd of the current calendar year or SWANA Student Members in good standing.

Download Category I Application

Category II

Requirements: Currently enrolled full-time college or university students who are entering their junior or senior undergraduate year and pursuing a degree in environmental science, engineering, or other suitable major related to the field of solid waste management. Eligible candidates must be children or grandchildren of a SWANA Member (sponsor) in good standing as of May 2nd of the current calendar year or SWANA Student Members in good standing.

Download Category II Application

The Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship Award

Requirements: Full-time students who are entering or are in graduate school pursuing a degree in environmental science, engineering or other suitable major related to the field of solid waste management. Eligible candidates must be children or grandchildren of a SWANA Member (sponsor) in good standing as of May 2nd or SWANA Student Members in good standing.

Download Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship Application

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION

May 2, 2022

All completed scholarship application forms and corresponding documentation must be received by Chanda Martino, Keystone SWANA Chapter Business Manager.

**If you are mailing your application and documentation, please send an email to Chanda@keystoneSWANA.org to let us know to expect your application by mail. 

Submit applications to: 

Chanda Martino

1610 Russell Road

Lebanon, PA 17046

or by email: Chanda@keystoneSWANA.org

Questions? Contact Chanda Martino  or call (866) 467-9262


SCHEDULE FOR SELECTION

The Chapter Scholarship Committee members are responsible for reviewing and selecting local winners, and forwarding one representative for each scholarship category to the International Scholarship Committee for review. For more information about the SWANA International Scholarship Program, visit https://swana.org/community/awards-scholarships/scholarships-internships.

May 2 — Deadline for submission of application materials to Chapter Scholarship Committee

June 3 — Deadline for submission of chapter candidates for review by International Scholarship Committee

July 15 — International Scholarship Committee meets to select winners

August 1–15 — Announcement of International Scholarship winners



Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Recipients!

A total of $6,000 was distributed to this year's scholarship recipients. Thank you to all of our advertisers - in the newsletter, at the Road-E-O or at the Annual Fall Conference. It is your revenue that helps to give these students a helping hand in funding their education.




Mason Casey, son of Andrew Casey of Eagle Disposal. 

Mason will be attending Messiah College for Ministry.





Jacob Martino, son of Chanda Martino of Keystone SWANA.

Jacob will be attending Drexel University for Mechanical Engineering.




Victoria Tafuto, daughter of William Tafuto of ARM Group. 

Victoria will be attending Pennsylvania State University for Math, Science, or Engineering.




Nicholas Wigle, son of Shawn Wigle of the City of Pittsburgh.

Nicholas will be attending Pennsylvania State University New Kensington for Environmental Engineering. 


2020 Scholarship Recipients





Michael Dougherty, grandson of Kay Dougherty of Keystone Chapter of SWANA.

Michael will be attending Pennsylvania School of Technology.





Joshua Groff, son of Michael Groff of Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority.

Joshua will be attending Franklin and Marshall College.



Cole Santangelo, son of Joe Santangelo of Advanced Disposal.

Cole will be attending Pennsylvania State University.



Jacob Simms, son of Steven Simms of Lycoming County Resource Management Services.

Jacob will be attending Drexel University.



Keith White, son of Melinda Waltemyer of York County Solid Waste Authority.

Keith will be attending Temple University.


2019 Scholarship Recipients!



Madison Casey, daughter of Andrew Casey of Eagle Disposal.

Madison will be attending Messiah College.

Madison was also chosen by SWANA and the International Scholarship Committee as one of three international scholarship recipients. CONGRATULATIONS!






Vivienne Cooper, daughter of Mimi Cooper of Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority.

Vivienne will be attending Lock Haven University.



Jeremy Hoheneder, grandson of Joseph Hoheneder of York County Solid Waste Authority.

Jeremy will be attending Pennsylvania State University.


2018 Scholarship Recipients



Lauren Jasitt, daughter of Douglas Jasitt of York County Solid Waste Authority.

Lauren will be attending Eastern University.



Veronica (Sally) Tafuto, daughter of William S. Tafuto of ARM Group, Inc.

Sally will be attending Ohio State University.




Paula Groff, daughter of Michael Groff of Lancaster County Solid Waste Authority

Paula will be attending Elizabethtown College.






James Dougherty, grandson of Kay Dougherty of Keystone Chapter of SWANA.

James will be attending University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown.





Alexander Laubsher, son of Lee Laubsher of Cummings & Smith.

Alexander will be attending Lycoming College.





Ashton Elvanian, daughter of Christopher Elvanian of McNeilus.

Ashton will be attending Bloomsburg University.





The Grant H. Flint Scholarship Awards Program and the Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship


Category I award – high school senior entering junior or four-year college/university – any field of study. To be eligible, candidates must be the children or grandchildren of a SWANA Member (sponsor).

Download Category I application

Category II award – university junior or senior studying something that has potential for a career in solid waste management.  Please note that this is not strictly a science and engineering requirement. To be eligible, candidates must be the children or grandchildren of a SWANA Member (sponsor) OR a SWANA Student Member.

Download Category II application

Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship – graduate student studying environmental science, engineering or other field related to solid waste or resource management. To be eligible, candidates must be the children or grandchildren of a SWANA Member (sponsor) OR a SWANA Student Member.

Download Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers application

Deadline to apply was MAY 1, 2021.

All completed scholarship application forms and corresponding documentation had to  be submitted by May 1 to

Chanda Martino, Keystone SWANA Administrative & Marketing Director.


The Keystone Chapter Scholarship Committee members are responsible for reviewing and selecting local winners, and forwarding one representative for each scholarship category to the International Scholarship Committee for review.

Questions? Contact Chanda Martino  or call (866) 467-9262


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