2016-2017 College Scholarship Application Now Available

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scholarshipThe Mississippi Recycling Coalition's College Scholarship Committee is proud to announce that applications for the 2016-2017 academic year are now being accepted. MRC in conjunction with the Mississippi Beverage Association are offering up to ten $1,000 scholarships. The scholarships are available to undergraduates (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors) enrolled in Mississippi public and private colleges and universities who are either majoring in areas related to environmental sciences, environmental education, and/or are active in promoting recycling or other sustainable practices.

Applications must be submitted using the online form and completed by October 19, 2016. When completing the application, we encourage applicants to highlight any recycling and/or sustainable activities as these are given additional weight during the review process. Transcripts must be received by the deadline and applications with missing or incomplete transcripts will not be eligible for an award. For more information, please read the complete announcement here.

2017-2018 College Scholarship Application Now Available

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The Mississippi Recycling Coalition's College Scholarship Committee is proud to announce that applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are now being accepted. MRC in conjunction with the Mississippi Beverage Association are offering up to ten $1,000 scholarships. The scholarships are available to undergraduates (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors) enrolled in Mississippi public and private colleges and universities who are either majoring in areas related to environmental sciences, environmental education, and/or are active in promoting recycling or other sustainable practices.

Applications and transcripts must be received by October 27, 2017 to be considered for an award. When completing the application, we encourage applicants to highlight any recycling and/or sustainable activities as these are given additional weight during the review process. Applications with missing or incomplete transcripts will not be eligible for an award.

For more information, download the announcement and scholarship application.

Annual College Scholarship

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The Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) and Mississippi Beverage Association (MS Bev) jointly offer up to ten $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate college students majoring in agricultural sciences, biochemistry, biology, biological engineering, environmental education and technology, forestry, microbiology, wildlife management, and other fields related to environmental science.

Interested applicants should complete the online scholarship application form (see links to left) and submit it along with a college transcript (high school transcript for enrolled freshmen) to:

Mississippi Recycling Coalition
Attn: College Scholarship Committee
Post Office Box 23294
Jackson, MS 39225

Applications without transcripts will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.

Scholarship applications normally must be submitted by October 15.  A review of the applications should occur shortly thereafter.  Students will normally be notified in writing (sent to their permanent address and/or email address) of their award status by November 15.  Scholarship Awards are typically mailed by December 31, to the student’s parent’s address. 

MRC and MS Bev are pleased to support environmental education in Mississippi by sponsoring these scholarships.  For more information concerning our scholarship program or the MRC, please contact Dr. Mary Love Tagert, Scholarship Committee Chair, at (662) 325-4671 or the Scholarship Selection Committe by e-mail at scholarships@msrecycles.org

Thank you for supporting our educational efforts and encouraging interested applicants to take advantage of this opportunity.

Mississippi School Recycling Grants

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The Mississippi Recycling Coalition has made a total of $10,000 available in the form of ten $1000 grants to Mississippi public and private schools for the creation, expansion, and/or continuation of a recycling program.  MRC has a review committee in consultation with the Mississippi Department of Education, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, and other program sponsors to review the applications. The deadline for applications is normally November 15th of each year, but check our home page for any changes.

Applications will be judged according to the amount of student leadership and/or student participation in the recycling program; the emphasis on educating students about the benefits of waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting; and community involvement, participation, and/or outreach of the program.  Other major components that will be evaluated include, but are not limited to, the creativity of the program; technical design of the program; sustainability of the program; and maximization of resources.

Guidelines and Instructions

All entrants must follow the following guidelines and instructions:

  • No more than one application per school will be accepted.  If necessary, combine all areas of your recycling program into one application. 
  • A budget outline must be included in response to Question 6.  A budget outline should account for the full $1,000 grant award and cannot include classroom or office expenses unless these expenses are explained elsewhere in the questionnaire.
  • All signatures should be completed in an ink other than black and the original should be submitted to the Mississippi Recycling Coalition by U.S. Mail to:
    Mississippi Recycling Coalition
    Attn: School Recycling Grant Committee
    Post Office Box 23294
    Jackson, MS 39225
  • Please complete and submit all forms electronically from the locations above.  Printed applications will be accepted, but must be clearly printed on recycled paper and printed on both sides of the paper.
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