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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
from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and the Juris
Doctorate degree from DePaul University's College of Law.
, normally submitted February through April
each year, is detailed below
If you'd like to contribute to the Rothblatt Scholarship Fund, please go here.
Michigan Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association
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.
A&WMA Student Scholarships and Awards
International A&WMA has an awards
program detailed here.
Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) Best Student Poster
A&MWA Student Poster Awards
recognizes student posters to be the best amongst those considered in
the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral categories. Students
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:
To apply for the AWMA-LMS travel scholarship contact:
Air & Waste Management Association – Lake Michigan Section
Scholarship Recipients are posted here.
The Air & Waste Management
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
- Application forms will be available from February to April
- 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 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 area colleges 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
- 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.)
of the scholarship awards will be made by May 15.
- Ms. Deb Jacobson
- Illinois Sustainable Technology Center at the University of Illinois
- Please include in subject line “Scholarship Program, A&WMA –