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Recycling Research Foundation National Scholarship

Scholarship Description

The Recycling Research Foundation (RRF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization closely associated with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI). The foundation’s mission is to “promote the art and science of scrap processing and recycling through research, sponsorships, technical assistance, and educational programs for the purpose of advancing the industry.” Recognizing the need for affordable graduate education, the foundation has decided to create a $5,000 national scholarship open to individuals seeking a graduate degree in a program that supports the scrap processing and recycling industry as a whole.

The industry itself is both labor and mechanically intensive as scrap processors take old and new metals, paper, rubber, plastic, glass, and more, and sort it into established grades which are highly sought after by manufacturers as a readily available feedstock. To begin to understand the challenges, ask yourself a few questions: How would you separate paper from glass? How about aluminum from copper, or lead, or iron and steel? It is perhaps easy to do this at the level of a few hundred pounds, but every year the industry must process in excess of 200 billion pounds of material. The challenges of recycling at this scale have given rise to new and innovative technologies as the recycling industry adapts to an ever changing marketplace of goods.

Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad, Beyond 3rd Year Grad,

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Num Awards: 1

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 5,000

Deadline: 2017-12-31

Website: http://www.isri.org/rrf

Sponsoring Organization Recycling Research Foundation
1615 L Street, NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

Contact Person: Natasha Grant

Phone: 2026628524

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Web: http://www.isri.org/rrf

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