January 15, 2014 | Vol.54 N.3

Student Scholarships Available for WSRA's 2014 Conference

Student Scholarships Available for WSRA’s 2014 Conference

Applications Due Friday, February 21, 2014

Tukwila, WA, January 14, 2014 – The Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA), a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association committed to recycling education and promotion in Washington State, welcomes college students to apply for a scholarship to attend their Annual Conference and Trade Show, May 4-7, 2014 at The Hilton in downtown Vancouver, WA.

WSRA’s Annual Conference and Trade Show draws over 300 recycling and waste prevention industry professionals from around the country. A showcase for the latest recycling, re-use, and waste reduction programs and technology, the conference will feature leading-edge educational sessions, local and national experts and speakers, facility tours, valuable networking opportunities, and an awards program to celebrate the achievements of Washington’s recycling businesses and leaders.

WSRA encourages applications from undergraduate and graduate students age 18 or older who are currently enrolled in college, university, or trade school, or graduated within 15 months of the conference (February 2013-May 2014). Scholarships include full registration, entitling students to attend educational sessions, workshops, exhibits, tours of recycling facilities, social events, meals and the WSRA Annual Awards Banquet. The scholarship also includes three nights’ lodging at the conference hotel.

To apply for a scholarship, submit the electronic application found at www.wsra.net, including an essay describing how your efforts in recycling and waste prevention have contributed to the mission of WSRA, and/or how you expect to contribute to this mission in the future. Click here for the application. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 21, 2014 by midnight.

WSRA would like to thank its Education Committee volunteers and generous scholarship sponsors for making this program possible. These scholarships provide an outstanding opportunity for future leaders in the industry to network with leading industry professionals, expand their knowledge of recycling and waste reduction, and prepare themselves for a career in a rewarding and innovative field.

Please contact the WSRA office at 206.244.0311 or email recycle@wsra.net regarding any questions about the application process.

The Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA), formed in 1976, is a 501(c)6 nonprofit association that provides leadership, networking, advocacy and education to foster the expansion, diversity and economic vitality of recycling in support of sustainable resource management. Its 500+ members include private, community and government recycling agencies, generators of recyclables, collectors, processors, transporters, broker, commodity markets, recycled content product manufacturers, and others. Contact Washington State Recycling Association, 206-244-0311, www.wsra.net

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Lindsay Kittleson, Communications & Events Assistant

Washington State Recycling Association

130 Andover Park East, Suite 303, Tukwila, WA 98188-2909

Phone: 206-244-0311 | Fax: 206-244-4413 | www.wsra.net

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