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The Wisconsin Counties Solid Waste Management Association (WCSWMA) is an Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission focused on environmental education, solid waste management, recycling, environmental engineering and the environmental sciences. In order to achieve its mission, WCSWMA has develop a scholarship program for university students majoring in fields related to these noted fields. Scholarships are open to junior, senior and post-graduate level students, with declared majors and enrolled at accredited Wisconsin universities or colleges.

WCSWMA supports education by providing annual scholarships to students from accredited Wisconsin universities and colleges. Scholarships may be used to offset the cost of credit courses, books, laboratory supplies, computer supplies, electronic devices and living expenses.

2022 Scholarship Recipients Announced!
  • Katrina Salewski, UW-Stevens Point ($1,000)

  • Eliza Suchan, UW-Stevens Point  ($500)

  • Emma Loucks, UW-Green Bay ($500)

2023 Timeline

Application Announcement:
April 3, 2023

Scholarship Submission Deadline:


Scholarship Announcement: End of June

Scholarship payments: End of July

Scholarship Committee
  • Allison Birr, Marathon County SW Dept.

  • Sujata Gautam, Dane County Waste & Renewables

  • Vincent Miresse, Portage County SW Board

Qualified Students are those students:

  • Currently enrolled full-time at an accredited Wisconsin university or college

  • Entering their junior or senior undergraduate year or working on a graduate degree.

  • Degree areas for consideration as a part of this scholarship are:

    • environmental education

    • recycling

    • waste management

    • environmental engineering

    • the environmental sciences

    • public administration

    • or a related field or other degree areas with a demonstrated interest in a career in waste resource management industry


Application Period for 2023
has not yet begun.

  • Application Form (online or PDF)​​

  • College Transcripts

  • Discussion Paper

    • a one-to-two page discussion of your views on waste resource management (waste disposal, recycling, waste reduction, beneficial use of waste materials, product stewardship, etc.), what it is, who participates, what are the current issues facing the profession, and your thoughts on its future direction.

    • submit via email to


Email -

Call - 715.343.0722


Online Application: CLOSED
Application form: Not available
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