The student application will be posted on this page during an application period.  Students are encouraged to apply as early as one year before they start graduate school. The priority application period may open as early as the end of August, and generally ends in early December.  A second application acceptance period may open 6 to 8 weeks after the closing of the priority application period if more funding can be secured. 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 Master's 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 two-year period within the United States.

Funding Program Guidelines for Master of Science Students In Environmental Engineering

INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE
To develop a funding program that will encourage qualified students who have a broad interest in various environmental engineering fields, such as municipal water, wastewater, solid waste, air quality, water resources, hazardous waste, sustainable engineering and energy recovery, to enroll in Master of Science programs in Environmental Engineering.

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.