Meyers Memorial Scholarship


This is an annual scholarship for college-bound high school seniors and college enrolled students with a declared major in environmental sciences or environmental education. Each year, one student is selected to receive the $1,000.00 scholarship. The individual must reside in Ohio.  Applications for the scholarship will be due by April 15th. The recipient of the scholarship will be announced in June.

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.

To apply for the C.R. Meyers Memorial Scholarship, CR Meyers Application 2024. Email or mail all requirements to the scholarship chair. A complete application includes an application form, letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor or academic advisor that includes your current GPA, resume of your school and community involvement, and a one-page essay of approximately 500 words, describing your attitude toward litter prevention, recycling, and environmental stewardship.

If you have any questions or would like to check if your application is complete, please contact:

Jim Jerek
Mahoning County Solid Waste Management District

345 Oak Hill Ave. Youngstown, OH 44502

Promote C.R. Meyers Scholarship
Members can use the school sample letter and media press release to promote the scholarship within their communities.

2023 C.R. Meyers Recipient:


Congratulations to Allie Carter from Carroll, OH!  Allie is our 2023 C.R. Meyers $1,000 Scholarship recipient!

“Environmental stewardship is not only part of who I am, it’s what I want to teach others”.

Allie is currently a freshman at The Ohio State University majoring in Forestry. Allie is very involved in extracurricular activities. She has volunteered as a camp counselor with 4-H, Girl Scouts and Lancaster Parks and Recreation. She serves as a Student Lead Barista at Ohio State as well as employed at Alley Park. Allie’s current goal is to become a park naturalist. She wants to “teach the next generation about the natural world so they can become good stewards of the earth’s resources”.  Congratulations Allie. We are excited to see where the future takes you.




Ewalt Enrichment Scholarship

EwaltBrochureDella 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.

A scholarship may be awarded to OALPRP member in good standing for:

  • Attend Conferences: OALPRP, KAB, SECO, EECO, state offered or other associated trainings
  • Pursue Higher Education: undergraduate or graduate course expenses
  • Travel for Exploration: associated travel to environmental place of interest and/or promoting cultural understanding
  • Local Program Enhancement: supplement a local litter prevention and recycling program
  • Leadership Training: attend programs designed for professional development and/or leadership training provided by a local chamber of commerce or other appropriate entity

Requests are not to exceed $500.00 per applicant member organization. Applications are voted on by scholarship committee as they are received and the applicant will receive a response within two months of being received. More than one scholarship may be awarded in a year.

Apply for the Della Ewalt Enrichment Scholarship

Fill out application form and send to Scholarship Chair. Membership dues must be paid in full to be an OALPRP member in “good standing”.

If you have any questions, you may contact the following individual:

Jim Jerek

Mahoning County Solid Waste Management District

345 Oak Hill Ave. Youngstown, OH 44502