Award: $5,000, Deadline: June 1
Applicants must be pursuing a graduate level degree, be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. The program is open to those seeking a graduate degree in a program that supports the scrap processing and recycling industry as a whole. The industry itself is both labor and mechanically intensive as scrap processors take old and new metals, paper, rubber, plastic, glass and more, and sort it into established grades which are highly sought after by manufacturers. The challenges of recycling on the scale of 200 billion pounds a year has given rise to new and innovative technologies as the recycling industry adapts to an ever changing marketplace of goods.
Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 31
Applicants must be current North Carolina residents enrolling in an accredited college or university. Students must plan to pursue studies in environmental engineering, plant sciences, environmental sciences, green technology or related fields. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.