scholarship opportunties

Our Mission:

The Ohio Association of Litter Prevention & Recycling Professionals (OALPRP) is a statewide organization dedicated to professional development by providing leadership, training, and networking opportunities to its members. 

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The Ohio Association of Litter Prevention and Recycling Professionals is proud to present the


One $1,000.00 Scholarship given annually.


To be eligible, a student must:

– Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited Ohio college, university, or technical school.

– Have declared or plan to declare a major related to environmental sciences or environmental education.

-Reside in Ohio

– Complete the application by the deadline of April 15


Applicants will be judged on these criteria: 

– A one-page, 500-word essay evaluated for originality, creativity, and realistic content. (40%)

– Involvement in community and school activities, which an emphasis on environmental stewardship (40%)

– Letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor or academic adviser. (20%)




C.R. Meyers was a long-time Ashland County
Commissioner who served on the Ohio Department
of Natural Resources Division of Recycling and
Litter Prevention
advisory board. Mr. Meyers was a strong supporter of
OALPRP’s mission, and he was an advocate of litter
prevention, recycling and professionals who promote
those programs. The scholarship was named as a
token of the organization’s appreciation for all his
contributions, counsel, and support.

The Ohio Association of Litter Prevention and Recycling Professionals is proud to present the

Della Ewalt Enrichment Scholarship

$500.00 Scholarship 

OALPRP members can apply for up to $500 to attend: 

conferences, higher education classes and leadership training, travel and provide program enhancement.


For more information about this scholarship, contact the

Scholarship Chair, Jim Jerek



Della Ewalt exemplified what it meant to be a friend, colleague and leader. Della was always the first to volunteer. She helped OALPRP with training, by-laws and board development, and she was a diligent secretary for the organization. Della worked tirelessly for her local program. It won numerous awards and recognitions at all levels. Personally, Della loved the arts and traveling. She was always involved in some local theatre production. Even her education programs were filled with puppets, skits and songs. Della’s travels were inspiring to all. She traveled to many countries, learning about their cultures while sharing our culture. Della Ewalt touched so many lives, both at home and around the world. It is because of Della’s love of learning and life of adventure that OALPRP has instituted the Della Ewalt Enrichment Scholarship fund.

Here are just some of our members

We connect with various organizations and companies. 

Here are just a few we have worked with! 

We hope to continue to grow our connections!