Both SWANA National and the Badger Chapter have scholarship programs in place to help achieve the organization’s strategic goal of promoting industry education. The Chapter typically awards up to $6,000 in scholarships each year and up to an additional $25,000 is awarded through the national program. An application for the Badger Chapter scholarship program automatically serves as a student’s application for the National scholarship program and the deadline for submittal is May 1 of each year. See AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS page for details.
2023 SWANA Badger Chapter Scholarship Award Recipients
Kristin is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville studying Environmental Engineering. She is also an undergraduate research assistant on campus studying bentonite behavior for radioactive waste containment applications.
Outside of school, Kristin enjoys hiking, running, gardening, and all other things outdoors.
Currently attending the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point pursuing a degree in waste management.
She is currently working for Recycling Connections as their Near Zero Waste Coordinator. She is excited to get a jump-start in her solid waste career.
MaKayla also serves at the Student Board Member representative for SWANA WI Badger Chapter.
Currently attending the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point pursuing a degree in Soil & Land Management with a minor in Waste Management.
Katherine believes that reducing waste is key to a healthy planet. She hopes to inspire and improve our waste system to be all-inclusive.