Delaware Solid Waste Authority John P. “Pat” Healy Scholarship

DSWA offers an annual scholarship to qualified students entering Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science majors at a Delaware College or University. This scholarship has been named in honor of John P. “Pat” Healy. This scholarship is awarded to Delaware residents based on financial need, academic performance, community and school involvement, and leadership ability.

Two college scholarships to be awarded will be in the amounts of $2,500 for first place recipient and $1,500 for second place recipient.  The scholarships will be awarded to a full-time student who must major in either environmental engineering or environmental sciences at an accredited university or college located in the State of Delaware.  Students will be eligible for up to four years of undergraduate study upon reapplying, meeting the requirements, and being selected.  Applications will be accepted year-round; the application deadline is April 30th of each year.  The chosen applicant will be notified of their award by June 15th.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a legal resident of Delaware and U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen who are high school seniors or full-time college students in their freshman or sophomore years
  • Must major in either engineering or environmental sciences at an accredited university or college located in the State of Delaware
  • Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to the application deadline

Awards for the 2020-2021 Academic Year:

$2,500 for first place recipient

$1,500 for second place recipient

Renewable for up to three additional years if a 3.0 GPA is maintained

A formal presentation will be made by the Delaware Solid Waste Authority to the recipients

Criteria: Applicants will be based on financial need, academic performance, community or school involvement, and leadership ability.  All applicants shall be in the top 25% of their class in high school, and maintain 3.0 grade point average in college.  The award will be sent directly to the college in which the student is enrolled.  All applicants must submit an essay of 500 words, or less, describing their personal goals and reason they feel they are deserving of this award.

Scholarship awardees must submit proof that 3.0 GPA has been maintained for each of the 3 subsequent years following initial scholarship award.

Application Process:

All applicants must submit the following items:

  • Completed application form (if hand-written, please print legibly)
  • Essay
  • High school seniors: an official high school transcript with cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, and a class standing/rank (if known)
  • Your application will be returned to you if these items are not attached to this application

Download a copy of the scholarship by clicking this link: Healy Scholarship Application