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$2,500 Scholarship Available – Growing Talent in Composting

We love seeing talent grow in our field.  If you’re a student considering the wonderful world of composting, have a look at the following announcement from the US Composting Council:

With the support and donation from Filtrexx International, the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation has founded a Young Investigator Scholarship. The focus of the program is to help support a young professional’s research in the fields of compost use and application for soil conservation effort. We are looking for a student (undergraduate through PhD) whose research and interests are focused on composting. More specifically, the ideal candidate will have interest in compost application and utilization as it relates to increasing drought tolerance, nutrient content, reducing erosion and water pollution.

The goal of the Young Investigator Scholarship is to bring attention to emerging young professionals in the field of compost research and to spark interest in the future of the composting industry.

Application Requirements:

Submission Opens: October 30, 2014

Application Deadline: December 12, 2014

Recipient of the scholarship will be awarded funds to support their research and education. The recipient be invited to display a research posted at the USCC Conference in 2015.

All materials must be submitted, by the deadline, to Leanne Spaulding, Development Officer, at

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