Now accepting applications for the Paul G. Complin Scholarship

Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) Ontario Section
Invites Applications
For the
2017/2018 Paul G. Complin Memorial Scholarship

Field: Engineering or Science Related
Value: $1000 each
Number of Scholarships: 3


The Paul G. Complin Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to three (3) students at Ontario’s post-secondary institutions who are pursuing programs related to engineering or the sciences.  The scholarship fosters the furtherance of studies relating to the environment and sustainability, by striving to encourage young leaders to enter the environmental field and to stimulate professionalism.  Therefore, the applicant must demonstrate the relationship between their field of study and the environment, or must be pursuing environmentally related post-secondary studies.  Students fulfilling these criteria are encouraged to apply.

Application and Awards Process:

To apply for the Paul G. Complin Memorial Scholarship, please fill out the application form and send the form, plus all the requested supporting documents outlined in the application, to the AWMA (  Failure to supply all the requested information may result in applications being rejected.

The deadline to apply for a Scholarship Award is January 31, 2018.

A panel from the AWMA Ontario Section Board will review and evaluate all the submissions.  The top finalists will be invited to deliver a 10-minute presentation on their research or course-work at an AWMA conference or event in spring 2018 (date TBD) and become Student Members of the AWMA (if they have not already joined the association), at which time the three winners will be selected.  The AWMA Board will cover travel costs for students to attend this event.

The Scholarship finalists will be contacted by February 28, 2018.

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About Paul G. Complin:

Paul Complin (1945 – 2015) graduated with a Masters in Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1971 and worked in the field of environmental engineering, with an emphasis on air related issues, for over 40 years.

Paul held positions in government, consulting, and industry, and was well-liked and well-respected everywhere he went. He was the Principal of ORTECH’s Compliance and Permitting Group for 16 years and was a valuable resource and mentor to many.  Paul was particularly active in the Air and Waste Management Association and was the chair of the Ontario Section for a number of years. Paul was uniquely capable of bringing people from different sides of an issue together.

To honour Paul's commitment to the AWMA Ontario Section for so many years, the annual student scholarships awarded by the Ontario Section have been named in his honour.

About AWMA:

The Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) is a non-profit, non partisan professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking, public education, and outreach to more than 8000 environmental professionals in 65 countries.  AWMA also promotes global environmental responsibility and increases the effectiveness of organizations to make critical decisions that benefit society.