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Waste Management Scholarship Programs
Application status: Closed

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THE PROGRAMS

These scholarship programs are administered by Scholarship America®. Scholarship America is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.  Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants to the Waste Management General Scholarship Program, the Stephanie Valdez Memorial Scholarship and the Jim and Tracy Fish Scholarship must be:

  • Current high school seniors who plan to enroll for the first time in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Children of regular full-time (30 hours or more a week) Waste Management employees who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of February 1, 2020. The student’s parent must continue to be an active regular full-time employee at the time a scholarship is awarded.
  • Enrolled in college in the fall of the year for which the scholarship is given.

Applicants to the Robert Simpson Honorary Scholarship Program must be:

  • Current college seniors or college graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time
    graduate study pursuing a Master’s or Doctorate degree in Engineering (all types), Business or Law at an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Children of regular full-time (30 hours or more a week) Waste Management employees who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of February 1, 2020. The student’s parent must continue to be an active regular full-time employee at the time a scholarship is awarded.
  • Enrolled in graduate school in the fall of the year for which the scholarship is given.

Waste Management General Scholarship Program, the Stephanie Valdez Memorial Scholarship and the Jim and Tracy Fish Scholarship Awards:

  • If selected as a Waste Management General Scholarship recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Up to ten (10) awards will
    be granted each year.
  • The Stephanie Valdez Memorial Scholarship award of $2,500 will be given to the highest qualified minority student.
  • The Jim and Tracy Fish Scholarship will award up to ten (10) awards of $2,500 each. One of which will be awarded to a student receiving special education services.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance, maintaining full-time enrollment in an accredited undergraduate course of study and continued full-time (30 hours or more per week) employment of the student’s parent at Waste Management.

Recipients who attend a United States Military Service Academy will receive a one-time grant of $1,000 for their first year only. No additional funds will be awarded for subsequent years of study unless the student transfers to another type of eligible institution. Recipients who transfer from a U.S. Service Academy to an otherwise eligible institution may have their scholarship status and award amount reviewed by notifying Scholarship America in writing of their revised plans.

Robert Simpson Honorary Scholarship Award:
If selected as the Robert Simpson Honorary Scholarship recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award.

After the first year, the award is renewable for two additional years or until a Master’s or Doctorate degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance in full-time study in one of the specified fields and continued full-time (30 hours or more per week) employment of the student’s parent at Waste Management. An internship/apprenticeship of up to four years in the student’s field is permitted during the course of study.

The award is for graduate study only.

Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, will also be considered in determining the size of the award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Waste Management play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Recipients may receive only one award from any of the scholarships Waste Management sponsors.

Notification
Applicants will be notified in late June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Waste Management.

Application Information

Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades to Scholarship America postmarked no later than March 20, 2020. Grade reports are not acceptable. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. Students who have completed less than one full term of postsecondary school should submit a high school transcript. Students who have completed the equivalent of one term or more postsecondary credits should provide transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended.

Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment is not received within three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship America to verify that their application has been received.

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete or unsigned applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America.

Application Instructions

Select the appropriate program below to download the application:

Use the PDF fill-in-the-blank feature to complete the form:

  1. Save a copy of the form to your personal data storage device
  2. Type in your responses using the Tab key to move between fields
  3. You may save the file while in progress and return to complete or revise it later
  4. When finished, print the completed form

Applicants must print the page(s) of the application containing the Applicant Appraisal and Transcript Information sections (if part of the application) and submit to the appropriate individuals for completion (if applicable). These sections cannot be completed electronically.

Mail the completed application form (including the completed Appraisal and Transcript sections if part of the application, and any other required documents) to Scholarship America by the program’s application postmark deadline: March 20, 2020. The mailing address is on the application form.

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Contact Us:
Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the Waste Management Scholarship Programs

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:
Waste Management Scholarship Programs
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082