Scholarships for Sustainable Oregon 2019 are
proudly sponsored by


Scholarship applications will be accepted through May 17th.
Applicants will be notified of awards by May 24th.




With the generous support from our Scholarship Sponsor, Metro, AOR will award 15 scholarships to cover registration (which includes most meals) to its annual conference, which will be held at The Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend, Oregon on June 19-21st. 

Additional expenses, such as pre-conference tours, travel, and lodging are the responsibility of the recipient. The conference is a great opportunity for recipients to build their network, and find opportunities for jobs/internships in the solid waste and recycling industry.

AOR is committed to fostering broader diversity in attendance and we welcome applications from anyone demonstrating a need in order to attend the conference. Interested individuals from traditionally underserved communities, people of color, women, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

Please Note: If you apply for a scholarship and are not selected to receive one, you are invited to register to attend the conference at the discounted student rate.

Recipients of a Sustainable Oregon Conference Scholarship are asked to:

  • assist at the registration desk during the event
  • write a summary for the AOR blog about one of the sessions they attend
  • assist with tasks during the conference such as silent auction set up/check out, serving as room monitors, assisting with signage, checking in exhibitors, etc.

Contact Amy Roth, AOR's Resource Director if you have any questions about the conference, or scholarships to the conference.