Environmental Research and Education Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching!

Deadline is April 19, 2019, 5 pm EST.

Learn More About the Application Process

The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is one of the largest sources of solid waste research funding in the U.S., allocating approximately $1 million annually in research grants and graduate level scholarships.


Thus far, over 70 students have been EREF scholars, many of whom are now in key academic and professional positions across the U.S.


Click here to access the application for the 2019-2020 academic year. The application deadline is April 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm (eastern). Submissions must be made online.


Click here to view a list of information/materials required for the application.


Applications will be considered from those who:

  • will be this year or are now a full-time master’s or doctoral student
  • have a clearly demonstrated interest in solid waste management research


All qualified candidates will be considered for scholarships without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or disability. Applications from students outside the United States or studying abroad will receive equal consideration. Award decisions by the Environmental Research & Education Foundation and its directors are final and not subject to appeal.


Scholarship awards will begin in September 2019. As a result, students graduating in December 2019 are ineligible to apply.

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EREF is a 501(c)3 class charity that funds and directs scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices to benefit industry participants and the communities they serve.