E-waste Scholarship

Each year there are 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste discarded in the world. E-waste contains toxic materials, including heavy metals, that can easily seep into the ground and ultimately get into groundwater supplies. According to the EPA, recycling e-waste allows more than 100 million pounds of materials to be reused annually.

Annual Amount

1 $1,000

Additional Selection Criteria

Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

Application Process

How to apply: Complete the application form including a 140-character statement that completes this sentence:
"The most important reason to care about e-waste is...". The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about e-waste.

Deadline: April 30, 2019 to coincide with Earth Day


April 30, 2019

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