Paul G Complin Memorial Scholarship

The Air & Waste Management Association’s Ontario Section is pleased to announce the new dedication of our annual scholarship awards program, as the Paul G. Complin Memorial Scholarship.

Mr. 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 A&WMA Ontario Section for so many years, the annual student scholarships awarded by the Ontario Section have been named in his honour.

2018-2019 Criteria:

The Paul G. Complin Memorial Scholarships will be awarded 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.

One award is reserved for students entering their first year of post-secondary education, to encourage them as they begin their post-secondary educations.

Application and Awards Process:

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

Scholarship Value: $2,500 each

The deadline to apply for a Scholarship Award is January 31, 2019.

A panel from the AWMA Ontario Section Board will review and evaluate all the submissions. The finalists will be invited to deliver a 15-minute presentation on their research or course-work at an A&WMA conference or event in spring 2019 (date TBD) and become Student Members of the A&WMA (if they have not already joined the association), at which time the three winners will be selected. The A&WMA Board will cover travel costs for students to attend this event.

The Scholarship finalists will be contacted by February 28, 2019.

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