2020 SWANApalooza Scholarship

November 26, 2019 8:32 AM | J Morgan (Administrator)

The SWANA South Carolina Palmetto Chapter Board would like to sponsor three scholarships for three professionals in the solid waste industry to attend the 2020 SWANApalooza Conference to be held March 23-26, 2020 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia.  This event is the National Technical Conference held annually for the National SWANA organization.  The Palmetto Chapter is sponsoring these scholarships to help those interested in attending take advantage of this event being in our area this year.  

Preference will be given to applicants who are:

  • SWANA Members
  • New to the industry
  • Young Professionals (Under 35)
  • Collections Professionals
  • Recycling Professionals

Each recipient will receive a voucher for one free full conference registration and each will receive reimbursement of up to $1,000 for lodging during the conference. This event is a great opportunity for anyone interested in attending the conference but cannot attend due to their junior status or organizational financial restraints.  To find out more about the 2020 SWANApalooza Conference, please go to the SWANApalooza website:  https://swanapalooza.org/

If you are a professional in the solid waste industry residing in South Carolina and you are interested in attending SWANApalooza, we want to hear from you.  Also, if you know someone interested in attending, please encourage them to respond.  For those interested in this great opportunity, please email a brief, one-page letter to info@scswana.org expressing your interest by December 3, 2019 January 7, 2020.  You do not need to be a SWANA Member to apply. The one-page letter should include the following information:

  • Why you are interested.
  • Why you feel you are a good candidate for a scholarship.
  • Your current employer and contact information.
  • Your current position and career path in the solid waste industry.
  • How long you have been in the solid waste industry.
  • What you hope to gain from attending SWANApalooza.
  • Attach a letter from your direct supervisor approving your attendance to SWANApalooza.

The recipient will be notified by December 6, 2019 with a conference voucher.  Reimbursement for the lodging will be mailed to the recipient upon request, accompanied by a signed CEU form indicating attendance of at least 75% of the conference sessions.

We look forward to your responses and having you join us at SWANApalooza. If you have questions or need additional information please email us at info@scswana.org.

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