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April 30 2021
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Eckenfelder Scholarship


Dr. Wesley Eckenfelder, Jr.'s career as an environmental trailblazer spanned more than 50 years, during which time he trained thousands of graduate students and professionals in the science and art of industrial wastewater treatment. To honor his dedication to the environmental industry, we offer a $5,000 Dr. Wesley Eckenfelder, Jr. Scholarship to support students who are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental profession. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; full-time student enrolled in his/her junior, senior year or graduate program at an accredited college/university; have a declared major in civil, chemical or environmental engineering or one of the environmental sciences (e.g. geology, hydrogeology, ecology); cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on a 5.0 scale). In addition to a completed application all candidates must submit a resume; an essay of 250 words minimum, 'Tell us about a personal experience that influenced your decision to focus on environmental studies.'; 2 written recommendations, with at least one from a university official (e.g. advisor, professor); an official transcript of your academic record. Scholarship funds may only be used for university/college billed expenses such as tuition.

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  • CheckmarkMust be a graduate student or a postgraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or a four-year college
  • CheckmarkMinimum 3.0 GPA
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
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  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Biology, Construction Engineering/Management, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Health, Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Energy and Power Engineering, Engineering-Related Technologies, Earth Science, Engineering/Technology, Environmental Science, Geography, Hydrology, Meteorology/Atmospheric Science, Mechanical Engineering, Marine/Ocean Engineering, Natural Sciences, Natural Resources, Oceanography, Paper and Pulp Engineering, Surveying, Surveying Technology, Cartography, or Geographic Information Science, Science, Technology, and Society

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