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PSAI Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: February 15, 2023 3:00 pm CT

Portable Sanitation Association International has established a scholarship program to assist employees, their children, or their spouses who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the PSAI Scholarship Program must be:

  • Full-time employees who have a minimum of two (2) years employment, or children or spouses of full-time employees who have a minimum of two (2) years employment at U.S. or international companies that are members in good standing of PSAI.
  • U.S. Students
    Applicants must be high school seniors or undergraduates who plan to enroll or are currently enrolled in a fulltime undergraduate program at an accredited two or fouryear college, university, or vocationaltechnical school. Students working fulltime at a PSAI member company and attending school parttime (minimum of 6 credits per semester) are eligible to apply.
  • International Students
    Applicants must be students in the final year of secondary school or secondary school graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in fulltime universitylevel studies, for the entire upcoming year.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Consideration will be given to students attending a two-year or vocational-technical school.

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made solely by Scholarship America.  In no instance does any officer, employee, or member of the Portable Sanitation Association International or Ewald Consulting play a part in the selection.  All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Awards

Individual award amounts will vary based on the type of postsecondary education the student is pursuing:

  • Up to $5,000 for full-time students attending a four-year college/university
  • Up to $2,500 for part-time students attending a four-year college/university
  • Up to $2,500 for full-time students attending a two-year vocational/technical or associate degree program
  • Up to $1,250 for part-time students attending a two-year vocational/technical or associate degree program

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Portable Sanitation Association International. Payment is made in early August to U.S. students. International students will receive a wire in September upon receipt of proof of enrollment.


As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • A short essay (1 – 2 pages) addressing “Elevating the image of portable sanitation as a respected, necessary service in the minds of the public.”  This essay will not be evaluated, but it will be shared with PSAI for publication in their biweekly industry newsletter Association Insight and on their web-site.

Due to differences in educational systems, applicants from countries other than the U.S. must upload the following materials:

  • English translations for all non-English documents
  • Clear photocopies of the following educational documents:
    • Students currently or previously enrolled in an institution of higher education (university) must include the following documents:
      • Academic record (transcript of grades) for all higher education course work completed, and
      • Secondary school credential/diploma/certificate.
    • Current secondary school students and students who have completed less than one year of higher education (university) must include the following documents:
      • Academic record (transcript of grades) for all secondary education course work completed during the past three years, and
      • Results of academic examinations.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

 

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