GWS Scholarship Fund

For many years the A&WMA-GWS has offered an annual scholarship to one or more students in the GWS Northern California region enrolled at an accredited university in undergraduate or graduate programs in atmospheric or environmental science and engineering; energy; environmental policy; or waste management.

To assure continuation of our long-standing regional scholarship program, we have established an A&WMA-GWS Scholarship Fund separate from the rest of the A&WMA-GWS operating budget.  We are suggesting contributions in the amount of $25, $50, $75, $100, or any other amount you are comfortable with.  You can be assured that our evaluation process will select the most deserving students, with a key selection criterion being financial need.

Donation by PayPal

PayPal is the most convenient and preferred method of payment. Your donation is tax deductible.  Retain your PayPal receipt for your tax records for proof and date of payment.  A&WMA is registered as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the Internal Revenue Service as "Air and Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, PA" (EIN: 25-6048614).  See IRS Exempt Organizations Select Check for further details.

Donation by Personal Check

If you prefer payment by check, complete relevant portions of the GWS Scholarship Fund Contribution Form (562 kb) below (a legible e-mail address is required) and mail with your check to the address provided on the form.

Employer Matching Donation Programs

Some employers have a matching charitable donation program.  If you know your organization can match your donation, please consider looking into that option.


If you have any questions about the GWS Scholarship Fund or how to make a donation, please contact John Koehler, GWS Education Committee Chair, at or 415-897-6203.