Dr. Wesley Eckenfelder, Jr.'s career as an environmental trailblazer spanned more than 50 years, during which time he trained thousands of graduate students and professionals in the science and art of industrial wastewater treatment. To honor his dedication to the environmental industry, we offer a $5,000 Dr. Wesley Eckenfelder, Jr. Scholarship to support students who are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental profession. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; full-time student enrolled in his/her junior, senior year or graduate program at an accredited college/university; have a declared major in civil, chemical or environmental engineering or one of the environmental sciences (e.g. geology, hydrogeology, ecology); cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on a 5.0 scale). In addition to a completed application all candidates must submit a resume; an essay of 250 words minimum, 'Tell us about a personal experience that influenced your decision to focus on environmental studies.'; 2 written recommendations, with at least one from a university official (e.g. advisor, professor); an official transcript of your academic record. Scholarship funds may only be used for university/college billed expenses such as tuition.

Award Information

Award Amount
Number of Awards
Application Deadline
April 30
Available to Class Level
Juniors, Seniors, Graduate students, Postgraduate students
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
None specified
None specified
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Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
None specified
Area of Study
Construction Engineering/Management, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Health, Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Energy and Power Engineering, Engineering-Related Technologies, Earth Science, Engineering/Technology, Environmental Science, Geography
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor


Brown and Caldwell
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City, State, Zip
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