WM Scholarship Program now accepting
Loved one entering college?
HOUSTON – According to the U.S. Department of Education, the average cost of
attending a four-year institution is more than $21,000, and that’s just for one year!
While there are many ways to make higher education more affordable — including
grants and financial aid — scholarships are an ideal resource.
That’s why the Waste Management Scholarship Program is designed to help
employees and their children cover the costs of pursuing a bachelor, associate,
vocational or graduate degree. Applying is easy. All eligible students must simply
complete and submit an application postmarked on or before March 20, 2014.
Applications are available online at mywmtotalrewards.com or through the WM
network on the My Total Rewards Visor page.
WM General Scholarship
Available to employees’ children for undergraduate study, WM awards 10 general
scholarships in the amount of $2,500 per academic year for up to four years. The
criteria for selection are weighted equally on academic achievement, leadership
qualities and financial need.
Stephanie Valdez Memorial Scholarship
Similar to the general scholarship, the Stephanie Valdez Memorial scholarship is
awarded each year to an employee’s child for undergraduate study and is worth
$2,500 per year. All WM General Scholarship applicants will automatically be
considered. The criteria for selection are weighted equally on academic achievement,
leadership qualities, diversity and financial need.
Robert Simpson Honorary Scholarship
The Robert Simpson Honorary Scholarship awards $5,000 per academic year for up to
three years, and is given to one student planning to pursue or already enrolled in a
graduate degree in engineering, business or law. The criteria for selection are weighted
equally on academic achievement, leadership qualities and financial need.
WM Merit Scholarship
The WM Merit Scholarship — worth $2,500 per year — is offered to all children of WM
employees who were named as finalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
High school seniors who reached National Merit Semifinalist status were notified last
fall and all finalists will be determined in March. Any employee’s child who becomes
a finalist is offered a WM Merit Scholarship, as long as one of their parents has worked
for WM a full year as of Feb. 1, 2014.
If you have any questions regarding the WM Scholarship Program, contact Rosemary
Eapen by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 713-394-2258.