The student application is available below.

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 two-year period in an engineering capacity.

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

To provide a funding program that will encourage qualified students, who have a broad interest in various environmental engineering fields (e.g. municipal water, wastewater, solid waste, air quality, water resources, hazardous waste, sustainable engineering and energy recovery), to enroll in environmental engineering Masters of Science programs and immediately practice environmental engineering within the United States after graduation with their Masters degree.

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 and Parsons) Students must complete a Master of Science degree and work for one of the sponsoring organizations for a minimum of two years in an engineering capacity.

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. Foreign students that are eligible are encouraged to apply, but should note that program employers are unlikely to be able to provide both employment and visas or employment sponsorship.

View the approved participating Universities.

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

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 for Funding During the 2019-2020 Academic Year
(Applications will be accepted until the Selection Committee deems that a sufficient number of applications have been received)

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 to Robyn Beach, Environmental Engineers of the Future, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, Post Office Box 4998, Whittier, CA 90607. Alternatively, you may email your official transcripts to Robyn at

Transcripts must be received within approximately one month of submitting your application. It is strongly suggested that you email Robyn to confirm that she received your application and transcripts.

Please note: Candidates are required to complete an undergraduate engineering degree from an ABET-accredited university. The Selection Committee will only consider applicants that have provided an application and sealed transcripts.

Degree Major Date GPA College/University

3. Possible Master of Science in Environmental Engineering Programs*

To receive funding under this program, a candidate must be accepted to an Environmental Engineering master's program at an approved university. Please list the graduate schools you have applied to, or will apply to:

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 E2F employment period (e.g. 2 to 7 years)?*

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. Are you interested in being contacted by E2F employers regarding Environmental Engineering positions/internships that they are offering in the upcoming summer? *

Yes No

11. How and when did you hear about the E2F Program? (e.g. Professor A. Smith forwarded an E2F email in October 2018, university website, LinkedIn)*

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Please save or print a copy of the confirmation page after submission, thanks!