A&WMA Scholarships and Awards

The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) supports the work of aspiring environmental professionals with scholarships, networking, experience-building programs, and awards.

Full-time students (undergraduate and graduate) pursuing courses of study and/or research related to air quality; waste management; environmental management, policy, or law; and sustainability are eligible to apply for A&WMA scholarshipsSubmissions for 2012 are due by March 15, 2014.

A&WMA also promotes student work through its Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), which will be held in Long Beach, California in 2014. Any full-time Graduate or Doctoral student whose paper is accepted to the ACE Technical Program is eligible to compete for the Student Platform Paper Award. Any full-time Undergraduate, Graduate, or Doctoral student may participate in the ACE Student Poster Competition. Abstracts are due <TBD>.

Innovative Ideas Scholarship

The Innovative Idea Essay Competition is an essay competition for students to present an original idea for how they would improve the Carleton University student experience. The idea can be as broad or as specific as the student would like, but it must be both unique and practical. Prize is $1,000 cash and the deadline to apply is November 10th, 2011. For more info, go here:

WEAO Scholarships

Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) will be running its Scholarship Program for 2011. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote student awareness of, and recognize outstanding students in, the water quality field in Ontario.For more information on the scholarship program please visit:

The 2011 scholarships will include four (4) awards. There will be one (1) award of $2,000 and three (3) awards of $1,000 each. One award is reserved for a college student and one award is reserved for a university student. Submissions are due on October 31, 2011. The WEAO committee would greatly appreciate your support in promoting this excellent opportunity. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at

Beta Theta Pi Scholarship (sorry girls, this one if for guys only)

Beta Theta Pi is offering a $1000 scholarship for non-Greek (non-fraternity) male students at Carleton University. They are seeking men who demonstrate devotion to academic achievement and a commitment to making both the university and community better places to live. If interested, complete the online application by Monday, October 3, 2011 available at (By applying for the scholarship, there is no commitment to membership in Beta Theta Pi or any other organization).

Connect Canada

Connect Canada is a new internship program that links graduate students and Canadian companies for research placements. Regardless of the issue, the sector or the location, Connect Canada internships can help companies find a cost-effective solution developed by highly skilled graduate students under the supervision of an academic supervisor. For graduate students, it provides a pathway to further develop their research skills, while gaining valuable industry experience and contacts. For the academic supervisor, the stipend is considered a part of their research funding and provides an opportunity to make contact with various industrial partners.

The categories of research that can be performed through this program fall into the following categories:  natural science, engineering, economy, social science, health, environment and ethics. Each internship is four-to-six months and is completed by a graduate student at the master’s, PhD or post-doctoral fellow level.

Connect Canada internships are funded by $5,000 from the company, which is matched by Connect Canada for a total intern stipend of $10,000 for the entire internship. The Connect Canada Internship program is funded by the Industrial Research-Development Internship (IRDI) program through the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE).

Additional Resources: BrochurePresentation for New InternsProgram Guide

For more information, visit or contact Raed Kadri – Business Development Officer

Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation Awards

The memory of those who lost their lives at École Polytechnique 20 years ago is kept alive through the numerous scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students provided by the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation each year and the remarkable women who receive the prestigious awards . For more information on the CEMF, its scholarships and programs, please visit or contact CEMF directly at 1-866-883-2363,

Scotiabank’s EcoLiving Award

The Scotiabank EcoLiving Student Leadership Award ($10,000) will be awarded to a full-time college or university student who demonstrates promise for the future of home energy conservation.  A panel of independent judges will review all proposals.

TD FEF Go Green Challenge

Every year, since 2008, the TD Friends of the Environment Fund offers large amounts of funds to a group of university or college students and an additional amount of money to their school through the Go Green Challenge simply for offering ideas which could make their campus more sustainable.

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