In Celebration with NWRA’s 60th Anniversary, the NWRA Women’s Council Awards $60,000 in Scholarships

In Celebration with NWRA’s 60th Anniversary, the NWRA Women’s Council Awards $60,000 in Scholarships

Generous Contributions Allow Women’s Council to Award Scholarships

ARLINGTON, VA –  Today, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) Women’s Council proudly announced its eight scholarship recipients:

Brittany Anderson – Machinex Technologies
Olivia Cross – WM
Brenda Forsythe – Waste Connections of Canada
Felicia Odds – Waste Connections (Bay Disposal)
Emily Nisly – Nisly Brothers Inc
Brett Smith – Vogel Disposal Services
Dawn Thibodaux – Waste Connections
Vanessa Vogel – Vogel Disposal Services

In 2007, the NWRA Women’s Council established an educational scholarship program to assist qualified individuals in their pursuit of an education that will lead to productive careers in the environmental industry. All NWRA member company employees and their dependents are eligible to apply. To date, $375,000 has been awarded.

“We are thrilled to celebrate NWRA’s 60th anniversary by giving away $60,000 in scholarships,” said Tammy Holtzman, chair of the Women’s Council Scholarship Committee and district manager at Waste Connections of Canada. “This year’s pool of candidates was exceptional, and this year’s class of scholars are wonderful examples of those dedicated to our industry.”

Scholarship funds are made possible by the generous donations of companies and fundraising activities such as the Split the Pot Raffle. For more information about the NWRA Women’s Council, please visit


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association