The student application (below) will be available through December 15.  Preference is given to qualified students that are currently enrolled in a qualified undergraduate program and planning to attend one of the participating universities to obtain a Masters Degree in environmental engineering, and agree to take two required core courses and three elective courses, from the approved list. Upon graduation, the student must work for one of the sponsoring firms/agencies for a 2-year period.

Funding Program for Master of Science Students In Environmental Engineering-Guidelines and Application

INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE
To develop a funding program that will encourage qualified students to enroll in Masters of Science programs in Environmental Engineering in courses of study that emphasize preparation to practice in the municipal water, wastewater, and solid waste management fields within the United States.

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM
Funding per selected student, in the amount commensurate with in-state tuition and living expenses, specified by the universities, not to exceed $10,000, toward a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering at pre-approved schools and involving pre-approved core courses would be provided. A consortium of public and private entities that employ environmental engineers with advanced degrees provides the funds for the Program. (Currently these include: Black & Veatch, Carollo Engineers, CDM Smith, City of Phoenix Water Services Department, King County, Washington Wastewater Treatment Division, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, MWH and Parsons) Students must complete a Master of Science degree and work for one of the sponsoring organizations for a minimum of two years. Students will be required to show they have taken the identified core and elective courses (see course list for the appropriate university); however, there will be latitude in taking other breadth courses. A student selected to receive funding will be required to sign a contract agreeing with the terms of the program. Applicants must have a legal right to attend school and work in the United States during participation in the program and the required two-year employment period.

APPROVED UNIVERSITIES
View the approved participating Universities.

STUDENT SELECTION COMMITTEE
Annually, a committee formed by the sponsoring organizations will select the students for Master's Degree funding.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Selection of qualified students will be based upon academics (GPA and related coursework), a 500-word essay describing your interest in environmental engineering and your career goals, and other qualifications such as work experience and involvement in professional associations. Candidates are required to complete an undergraduate engineering degree from an ABET-accredited university in either civil, environmental, mechanical, chemical, or other applicable engineering fields. Preference is given to students that are currently enrolled in a qualified undergraduate program.


Student Application (Due on December 15, 2014)

Funding Program for Master of Science Students in Environmental Engineering

1. Please fill out your information and print a copy of the confirmation page after submission
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First name *
Last name *
Address *
City *
State *
Zip code *
Telephone *
Email *

2. Degrees held or anticipated *
Please mail college/university sealed transcripts as soon as possible to Robyn Beach, Environmental Engineers of the Future, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, Post Office Box 4998, Whittier, CA 90607.  Transcripts must be received no later than December 18, 2014.  Please note: Candidates are required to complete an undergraduate engineering degree from an ABET-accredited university.

Degree Major Date GPA College/University

3. Possible Master of Science in Environmental Engineering Programs*

To receive funding under this program, a candidate must have been accepted to an approved university. If you have been accepted to, or have applied to graduate schools, please provide the following:

University/Department Address & Phone Degree Major Expected graduation date


4. Relevant Work Experience:


5. Other Activities (professional associations, awards, publications, etc.):


6. Please enter an essay, no more than 500 words in length, describing why you are interested in Environmental Engineering and outlining your career goals. *


7. Please list at least two professor references including name, address, telephone and email: *

Name Address Phone Email

8. Can you submit proof of your United States citizenship or other legal right to attend school and work in the United States during your participation in the Funding Program and the required two-year employment period? *

Yes No

9. Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status)? Please note that not all E2F employers will offer sponsorship.*

Yes No

10. How did you hear about the E2F Program? *

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