The Grant H. Flint Scholarship Awards Program and the Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship application forms are now available


Category I award – high school senior entering junior or four-year college/university – any field of study. To be eligible, candidates must be the children or grandchildren of a SWANA Member (sponsor).

Download Category I application

Category II award – university junior or senior studying something that has potential for a career in solid waste management.  Please note that this is not strictly a science and engineering requirement. To be eligible, candidates must be the children or grandchildren of a SWANA Member (sponsor) OR a SWANA Student Member.

Download Category II application

Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship – graduate student studying environmental science, engineering or other field related to solid waste or resource management. To be eligible, candidates must be the children or grandchildren of a SWANA Member (sponsor) OR a SWANA Student Member.

Download Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers application

Deadline to apply is MAY 1.

All completed scholarship application forms and corresponding documentation must be submitted by May 1 to

Chanda Martino, Keystone SWANA Administrative & Marketing Director.


The Keystone Chapter Scholarship Committee members are responsible for reviewing and selecting local winners, and forwarding one representative for each scholarship category to the International Scholarship Committee for review.

Questions? Contact Chanda Martino  or call (866) 467-9262


Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Recipients!

A total of $6,000 was distributed to this year's scholarship recipients. A big Thank You to all of our advertisers - in the newsletter, at the Road-E-O or at the Annual Fall Conference. It is your revenue that helps to give these students a helping hand in funding their education.



Madison Casey, daughter of Andrew Casey of Eagle Disposal.

Madison will be attending Messiah College.

Madison was also chosen by SWANA and the International Scholarship Committee as one of three international scholarship recipients. CONGRATULATIONS!






Vivienne Cooper, daughter of Mimi Cooper of Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority.

Vivienne will be attending Lock Haven University.











Jeremy Hoheneder, grandson of Joseph Hoheneder of York County Solid Waste Authority.

Jeremy will be attending Pennsylvania State University.









2018 Scholarship Recipients



Lauren Jasitt, daughter of Douglas Jasitt of York County Solid Waste Authority.

Lauren will be attending Eastern University.










Veronica (Sally) Tafuto, daughter of William S. Tafuto of ARM Group, Inc.

Sally will be attending Ohio State University.










Paula Groff, daughter of Michael Groff of Lancaster County Solid Waste Authority

Paula will be attending Elizabethtown College.










James Dougherty, grandson of Kay Dougherty of Keystone Chapter of SWANA.

James will be attending University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown.








Alexander Laubsher, son of Lee Laubsher of Cummings & Smith.

Alexander will be attending Lycoming College.








Ashton Elvanian, daughter of Christopher Elvanian of McNeilus.

Ashton will be attending Bloomsburg University.





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Solid Waste Association of North America

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