GWS Scholarship Program


Each year, the Golden West Section Scholarship Committee selects one or more graduate or undergraduate students as recipients of the Golden West Section annual scholarship.  The selection is made on the basis of a detailed application including a statement of goals, academic transcripts, research and community accomplishments, and letters of recommendations.  The scholarship application (see below) is typically updated in November of each year.  In recent years, our Section has offered up to $3,500 in scholarship funding for selected finalists.  Candidates attend colleges and universities within the Golden West Section's geographic boundaries.  Each of the Golden West Section scholarship recipients also receives a 1-year Student Membership to the International Air and Waste Management Association.

The Golden West Section is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year for students attending colleges or universities in the Section's geographic area. The application deadline is March 2, 2020. The GWS Scholarship Application with instructions and submittal information can be found below in Word or Adobe PDF format:

Graduate & Undergraduate Scholarship Application

Many A&WMA Sections & Chapters also have scholarship programs in which students may be interested.  Details and deadlines vary.  Visit the individual A&WMA Sections/Chapters for more information.

GWS Scholarship Fund


For many years the A&WMA-GWS has offered an annual scholarship to one or more students in the GWS Northern California region enrolled at an accredited university in undergraduate or graduate programs in atmospheric or environmental science and engineering; energy; environmental policy; or waste management.  We have established the A&WMA-GWS Scholarship Fund, separate from the rest of the A&WMA-GWS operating budget.  Your donation is tax deductible.