association awards scholarships
The Environmental Industry Associations (EIA)
Women’s Council recently announced its 2010 scholarship winners.
The EIA Women’s Council scholarships are available to applicants
that are employed by, or dependents of persons employed by the
members of the two EIA sub-associations: the National Solid Wastes
Management Association (NSWMA) or the Waste Equipment Technology
Association (WASTEC). Applicants must be seeking undergraduate
or graduate education with intent to pursue studies that will
promote a career in the environmental industry.
The EIA Women’s Council awarded four $2,500 scholarships to the
following students for the next academic year:
Lindsay Foster-Drago (Portland, Oregon): Foster-Drago is the
first repeat recipient of a Women’s Council scholarship. She
is working full-time for Keith Manufacturing Co. while completing
an MBA at Marylhurst University. The granddaughter of the inventor
of the Keith Walking Floor System, Lindsay is training to someday
take the helm of the family business.
Anna Oleksiewicz (Urbana-Champaign, Illinois): Oleksiewicz is
a high school senior who will be attending the University of
Illinois studying electrical engineering in the fall. The child
of a Navistar, Inc. engineer, Anna is fluent in three languages,
is a distance runner, auto mechanic and mountain climber. She
has already applied for a provisional patent for a collapsible
bicycle carrier that can be used for air travel.
Jack Stern (Los Angeles, California): Stern is a dean’s list
student at the University of Southern California where he is
studying civil engineering. His mother is a communications manager
at Waste Management, Inc. When not in school, Jack fights forest
fires and is a certified first responder for Marin County’s Fire
Kristin Van Kampen (Grand Rapids, Michigan): Van Kampen is the
daughter of a Republic Services, Inc., employee. Finishing her
second year in biology and environmental studies at Calvin College
in Michigan, Kristin is devoted to protecting worldwide ecology.
After studying greenhouse management at her college, she travelled
to Costa Rica to study biodiversity and apply her skills.