[ADEQ Media] ADEQ Director Steve Owens Announces 2008 Recycling Scholarship Program for High School Seniors
Wed Oct 10 08:00:09 MST 2007
ADEQ Director Steve Owens Announces 2008
Recycling Scholarship Program for High School Seniors
PHOENIX (October 10, 2007) -- Arizona Department of Environmental
Quality Director Steve Owens today announced that ADEQ is encouraging
Arizona high school seniors interested in environmental issues to apply
for ADEQ's 2008 Arizona Recycling Scholarship Program.
Under the Recycling Scholarship Program, ADEQ will award scholarships of
$1,000 each to up to 10 high school seniors to be used for expenses at a
college or university in Arizona. To apply, students need to submit a
proposal outlining a waste reduction or recycling project in their
school or community to be implemented during March 2008. All Arizona
high school students in their senior year are eligible to apply for the
scholarships. The scholarship recipients will be selected by ADEQ based
on the proposals submitted.
"This is a very exciting program that encourages Arizona students to
think about ways to protect the environment while helping them meet the
escalating costs of college," Owens said. "We launched this scholarship
program two years ago, and we have seen some absolutely terrific
recycling ideas from students who have participated in it."
Owens said ADEQ developed the scholarship program in 2005 to encourage
school recycling activities throughout the state and get high school
students involved in protecting the environment. ADEQ has awarded a
total of 16 scholarships over the last two years to high school seniors
who have implemented recycling projects at their schools or in their
communities. Funding for the scholarship program comes through the ADEQ
Recycling Grant Program.
Proposals must be received by ADEQ no later than Feb. 1, 2008, and the
scholarship winners will be announced during February 2008. The winning
projects will be implemented during March 2008. ADEQ will provide
scholarship funds to the students after receiving proof of enrollment at
a community college or university within the state of Arizona.
"This is a win-win program for the students and the environment," Owens
The scholarship package and informational materials is being sent to
every high school in Arizona and also are available on ADEQ's Web site
"News media interested in additional information on this or any other
topic concerning the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality should
contact the Office of Communications at (602) 771-2215 or via email at
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