Future Leaders Scholarship

Every year, Recycle Colorado seeks candidates for its Conference Scholarship Program. The scholarship would provide funds for students to attend the Summit for Recycling Conference

What happens at this event: Learn about career opportunities in the recycling, composting, waste diversion, circular economy and sustainability fields, while connecting with private businesses, local government, nonprofits, and university representatives. The conference agenda includes educational sessions, a variety of subject-matter experts, a business partner showcase, and fun networking opportunities.

What you receive:

  • Free attendance to the premier recycling conference for the state of Colorado, including access to sessions on composting, policy, recycling and waste reduction. Scholarship also includes attendance to the awards gala, policy retreat, and conference tours
  • Support from a mentor who is active in the industry, with an attempt to match this mentor to your specific experience and interests.
  • Fantastic networking opportunities with professionals in a growing and exciting industry.

Congrats to our 2024 Future Leader Scholarship Winners!

Ethan Otto, Colorado Mesa University

Tyler Brunet, University of Denver

Lindsay Knecht, Own and operate New Way Refillery in Grand Junction, CO.

Terryann Chebet Kirui, Colorado State University

Maryann Avila Castillo, University of Colorado Boulder

Angela Peña de Niz, University of Colorado Boulder

Elyssa Gentile, Colorado State University