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Stephen D. Rothbatt Scholarship
The Lake Michigan States Section of the Air & Waste Management Association has established a scholarship for graduate students studying in the environmental field in memory of a long-time member and supporter, Stephen H. Rothblatt.

Mr. Rothblatt was the Director, Air and Radiation Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. His credentials included:
  • Advisor to the Governments of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and India related to air quality management programs.
  • Advisor to the Republic of Korea, leading a team of air quality experts twice to Seoul where they developed a strategy to deal with the reduced visibility/fine particulate problem of the Seoul-Inchon metropolitan area.
  • Chairman of the Lake Michigan States Section of the Air & Waste Management Association, 1987-1988.
  • In 1989 he was detailed to U.S. EPA's Office of Air and Radiation in Washington, DC to work with the Headquarters' team developing what became the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act.
  • Mr. Rothblatt earned his Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and the Juris Doctorate degree from DePaul University's College of Law.
Application Information, normally submitted February through April each year, is detailed below.

If you'd like to contribute to the Rothblatt Scholarship Fund, please go here.

West Michigan Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association (WM-A&WMA) Scholarship

The West Michigan Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association (WM-A&WMA) is pleased to announce the availability scholarships to be awarded to selected students pursuing a career in environmental management.  Each successful applicant will also receive a student WM-A&WMA membership.

At the start of the term for which the scholarship is sought, applicants must be attending full time and pursuing a course of study leading to a career in air pollution control, waste management or other environmental management field.  Preferred courses of study include environmental engineering, physical or natural sciences, or natural resources. If in doubt as to the suitability of a curriculum or course of study, contact the Scholarship Chairperson.  Applicants must be in or going into a Junior or Senior undergraduate class standing and have declared their major, or in or going into graduate school pursuing a graduate degree. Merit will be of primary interest, and the applicant should have at least a "B" average, (e.g., 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale). Extracurricular activities and interests will also be considered.

International A&WMA Student Scholarships and Awards
International A&WMA has an awards program detailed here.

AWMA Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) Best Student Poster
The A&MWA Student Poster Awards recognizes student posters to be the best amongst those considered in the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral categories.  Students located within the AWMA-Lake Michigan State Section region and who are selected to present their poster during the A&WMA Annual Conference are eligible to apply for a travel scholarship to be used for expenses associated with attending the ACE.  For more information see: http://www.awma.org/resources/students/scholarships

To apply for the AWMA-LMS travel scholarship contact:
Robin Pelsis
Air & Waste Management Association - Lake Michigan Section

Scholarship Recipients
Scholarship Recipients are posted here.

Application Information
The Air & Waste Management Association Lake Michigan States Section (A&WMA-LMSS annually awards the graduate student Stephen H. Rothblatt scholarship. A minimum of $1000.00 scholarship will be granted, however the value and number of awards granted may be higher depending on the availability of funds each year. Graduate students studying in the department of environmental engineering, environmental science, meteorology, geology, or a field related to preserving the environment are eligible to apply. The goal of the scholarship is to ensure adequate human resources and to improve knowledge and skills in the fields of air and waste management.
  • Application forms will be available from February to April each year.
  • Eligibility: Individuals must be full or part-time graduate students pursuing a course of study and research at the start of the academic year leading to careers in environment related studies at an institution of higher learning located within the AWMA Lake Michigan State Section region/territory and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The Scholarship is only a one-year award. To qualify for a second year, individuals must reapply.  
  • Application: Application materials are submitted to colleges and universities within the AWMA Lake Michigan State Section region/territory each February and applications must be postmarked by April 30 each year. Only complete application packets postmarked on or before the April 30 deadline, including all of the sections described below, will be considered.  
    • Section 1 
    • Section 2 
      • Letter of Recommendation from a professor, academic advisor or department chair - form available here.
    • Section 3 
      • A paper reflecting academic and professional interests and objectives (500 - 600 words). 
    • Section 4 
      • A check or money order for $20. The fee covers the scholarship application fee and also includes a one year membership to the LM-AWMA as a local student associate member. 
      • Checks should be made payable to LM-A&WMA and mailed to: LM-A&WMA, 11 W. Pleasant Hill Blvd., Palatine, IL 60067. 
  • Selection Process: 
    • Awards will be made on the basis of academic record, plan of study, career goals, recommendations, and extracurricular activities without consideration of sex, race, national origin, financial need, age or physical disability. 
    • The Scholarship Awards Committee reviews all applications received and its decision is final. (Any attempt to improperly influence members of the Scholarship Awards Committee will automatically result in disqualification.) 
    • Announcement of the scholarship awards will be made by May 15. 
  • Questions: 
    • Ms. Deb Jacobson 
    • Illinois Sustainable Technology Center at the University of Illinois
    • djacobso@illinois.edu 
    • Please include in subject line 'Scholarship Program, A&WMA - LMSS'