The Environmental Industry Associations’ (EIA) Women’s Council today announced the creation of a new scholarship program designed to encourage women to pursue careers in the environmental industry. Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded annually to graduate or undergraduate students in environmental studies. The scholarships were primarily funded by successful sales of the coloring book, “Where Does My Garbage Go,” which was produced by the Women’s Council. According to an EIA press release, it is hoped that the awards will further the Women’s Council’s stated mission of bringing more female employees, owners and operators into the waste industry.
Scholarship applicants must be EIA members or dependents of EIA members or employees. For more information, visit www.envasns.org.