Washington, DC – The Recycling Research Foundation (RRF), a nonprofit organization closely associated with the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), has announced the creation of the Veterans’ Scholarship Program. The scholarship, to be awarded annually, provides up to $8,000 over four years to a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.
“The recycling industry is proud to support our nation’s veterans, many of whom risked their lives to defend our freedom,” said Robin Wiener, ISRI president. “RFF established the veterans’ scholarship to assist veterans seeking a college education but who may not have the means through existing government and scholarship aid. It is our way of saying thank you to the members of our Armed Forces.”
Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have served a minimum of two years active duty or four years in the military, and have been honorably discharged from service. The RRF scholarship provides $2,000 per year, up to four years, towards an undergraduate degree program at an accredited educational institution. The deadline to apply for this year’s scholarship is July 1, 2013.
RFF’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.” Since 2002, the Foundation has awarded more than $790,000 in scholarships to more than 600 students.
For more information on the Veteran’s Scholarship, click here. For other RFF scholarship opportunities, contact Tom Crane, ISRI director of member services at email@example.com or visit the RRF on the web at www.isri.org/rrf.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI)
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the Voice of the Recycling Industry™. ISRI represents more than 1,700 companies in 21 chapters nationwide that process, broker and industrially consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. For more information about ISRI, visit www.ISRI.org.