The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is a professional organization of more than 10,000 members with the purpose of advancing the practice of environmentally and economically sound municipal solid waste management in North America.

The Canadian chapters of SWANA are offering a $5000 scholarship, sponsored by Dillon Consulting Limited, to encourage and assist a student studying in disciplines related to solid waste management and environmental protection.  Dillon is a Canadian, employee-owned, professional consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, environmental science and management.

The recipient of the scholarship will be determined by a panel of SWANA members representing each of the five Canadian chapters and a representative of Dillon Consulting Limited.  Applications will be evaluated on the basis of academic performance and the relevance of program and activities to solid waste management.


To be eligible to apply for the Dillon Consulting Limited Scholarship you must:

  • Be a full time student enrolled in a full course of studies (a four year undergraduate or a post-graduate program) leading to an undergraduate or post-graduate degree at a recognized post-secondary education institution in Canada, and
  • Be enrolled in environmental science, engineering, resource management, public policy or other program which could reasonably lead to a career in solid waste management.

To be considered for this scholarship, the applicant must submit a completed application package containing the following items by May 1, 2021:

  • completed application form including Course List, Internships/Assistantships, Research Activities, Co-op or other employment and Other Activities
  • proof of registration as a full time student for the 2021-22 school year
  • a copy of your college/university transcripts through the conclusion of the most recent period (quarter, trimester, semester)
  • a letter from your faculty advisor or a key professor about your academic performance and participation in your studies related to solid waste management
  • a one page, original essay about the way your course work, research, internship/assistantship, and/or overall studies will contribute to improving the management of waste as a resource or to addressing any environmental issue or issues related to solid waste that are currently of concern.

Application Contacts

Applications should be submitted as follows:

The successful applicant will be notified before July 1, 2021.