2017 NRC Awards and Scholarships

Recycling Scholarships for College Students in the Twin Cities
National Recycling Coalition Scholarships for Minneapolis Area College Students

Apply by June 1, 2017
CampusCouncil@NRCrecycles.org

College students who have research or professional interests in recycling and attend Minneapolis/Saint Paul-area schools, are encouraged to apply for scholarships offered through the National Recycling Coalition.

The Murray J. Fox Scholarship Fund was created in 1994, when the long-time member of the NRC started a fund to provide scholarships to college students interested in recycling.  Dozens of students have benefited from Murray’s support. Many are making valuable contributions in the industry.

This year, in addition to scholarships, recipients receive complementary admission to the Resource Recycling Conference in Minneapolis, 8/28-30/2017 as well membership in the Coalition’s Emerging Leaders program.

For more information, visit NRC’s Campus Council or email: CampusCouncil@NRCrecycles.org

Apply by June 1, 2017!

Apply Here


NRC Awards – Nominations Due June 30, 2017 at 5pm EST!

The National Recycling Coalition announces the “Call for Nominations” for the 2017 Awards – with awards presented at the Resource Recycling Conference August 28-30, 2017 in Minneapolis. Spread the word!! Nominate the best programs or individual you know in the following categories:

  1. NRCs’s Lifetime Achievement Award – recognizing an outstanding individual with a lifetime of leadership and dedication to the field of recycling.
  2. Bill Heenan Emerging Leader Award – recognizing an outstanding individual aged 35 or under who has emerged as a leader in the field.
  3. Outstanding Recycling Organization – awarded to a State Recycling Organization with outstanding growth, programs, leadership, or which has made a substantial impact on the field.
  4. Outstanding Business Leadership – awarded to a for-profit company showing leadership, innovation, and success as a corporate model in recycling and diversion.
  5. Outstanding Non-Profit Business Leadership – awarded to a not-for-profit company showing leadership, innovation, and success as a corporate model in recycling and diversion.
  6. Outstanding Community or Government Program – awarded to a public (community / governmental) program showing innovation, progress, or success as a model for other public programs.
  7. Outstanding Higher Education Program – awarded to a college / university with an exceptional program in recycling or in connecting higher education and the industry in the areas of degrees, tech transfer, career services, etc.

The criteria for each award follow. Nominate a worthy candidate (you may self-nominate) by clicking on the following link. For questions, please contact Lisa Skumatz at Skumatz@serainc.com, or at 303/494-1178. Deadline listed above, so get your nominations in!

FIRST prepare two word documents – a summary of 150 words and then a document of up to 1000 words that addresses the criteria noted for your award (label each criteria section). The specific criteria are listed in the table below. THEN Click here for the link to the award form.

You will need: contact information for yourself and the nominee, 150 word summary, and up to 1000 words addressing the criteria relevant for your award (see check marks below). The criteria for the higher education award asks for information about degree programs and career services, applied research / tech transfer, and links with recycling industries. The criteria for other awards are listed in the following table. We recommend you prepare a document with these elements first, and then cut and paste your responses into the form.

Effect on recy-cling / hierarchy & Tons Coverage / longevity Innovation / leadership / cutting edge Program Economics Special criteria for Higher Education (noted above)
Lifetime Achievement (extra points if available)
Bill Heenan Emerging Leader (extra points if available)
Outstanding Recycling Organization
Outstanding For-Profit Business Leadership
Outstanding Non-Profit Business Leadership
Outstanding Community or Government Program
Outstanding Higher Education Program

Nominate Here

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