SWANA Announces 2009 Scholarship Winners

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced the winners of its 2009 Grant H. Flint International Scholarship Awards Program. The program is “designed to promote education and professional development and is open to all children and grandchildren of SWANA members in good standing, as well as SWANA student members.”

This year, six scholarships were awarded in the following four categories.

Category I: These $2,000 scholarships are awarded to 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. The recipients in this category are:

• Zachary D. Genthe, son of Doug Genthe, Wisconsin Badger Chapter. Zack will be attending the University of Wisconsin — Madison.

• Laura Michelle Greenwood, daughter of Eric Greenwood, Central California Sierra Chapter. Laura will be attending the University of California at Berkeley.

• Andrew Robert Reighart, son of Charles Reighart, Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Andrew will be attending St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Category II: This $2,000 scholarship is awarded to students who are currently enrolled and 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. The recipient in this category is:

• Caroline Jennings Saul, daughter of Cary Saul, North Carolina Chapter. Caroline is attending North Carolina State University.

Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Category: This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to 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. The recipient in this category is:

• Stanislaw Lozecznik, student member of the Northern Lights (CPC) Chapter. Stan is attending the University of Manitoba, Canada.

Veolia ES Waste - Montenay/Terrence L. Guest Category: This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to 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. The recipient in this category is:

• Umakanta Jena, student member of the Georgia Chapter. Umakanta is attending the University of Georgia in Athens.

“These scholarships were made possible through generous contributions from SWANA members and chapters,” said John Skinner, executive director and CEO of SWANA, in a press release. “We are pleased to be able to assist these worthy students pursue their education in environmental and solid waste management studies.”

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