Stephen H. Rothbatt Scholarship

In 2010, the Lake Michigan States Section of the Air & Waste Management Association established a scholarship for graduate students studying in the environmental field in memory of a long-time member and supporter, Stephen H. Rothblatt who passed in December 2007.

Mr. Rothblatt was the Director, Air and Radiation Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. His credentials included:

  • Advisor to the Governments of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and India related to air quality management programs.

  • Advisor to the Republic of Korea, leading a team of air quality experts twice to Seoul where they developed a strategy to deal with the reduced visibility/fine particulate problem of the Seoul-Inchon metropolitan area.

  • Chairman of the Lake Michigan States Section of the Air & Waste Management Association, 1987-1988.

  • In 1989 he was detailed to U.S. EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation in Washington, DC to work with the Headquarters’ team developing what became the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act.

  • Mr. Rothblatt earned his Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and the Juris Doctorate degree from DePaul University’s College of Law.

Contribute to the Rothblatt Scholarship Fund

Applications for the 2020 Rothblatt Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted.  Deadline for submission of application is May 1, 2020. 

 

Eligibility: Individuals must be full or part-time graduate student, attending an institution of higher learning located within the service region of the A&WMA-LMSS, pursuing a course of study and/or research at the start of the 2020/2021 academic year leading to careers in environment related studies and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The Scholarship is only a one-year award. To qualify for a second year, individuals must reapply.

Click here to download the complete application

PAST SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

2010 – Hua Wei

University of Illinois at Chicago
2011 – Andrea Clatterbuch

Illinois Institute of Technology

Stuart School of Business
2012 – Derek R Vardon

University of Illinois at

Urbana-Champaign
2013 – Alison Schaefer

University of Wisconsin

Green Bay
2014 – Paul Schumacher

University of Illinois at

Urbana-Champaign
2015 – Chad Milando

University of Michigan
2015 - Andrew Schranck

University of Notre Dame
2016 – Frank Pagone

University of Chicago
2017 – N/A
2018 – Andrew Barbeau

University of Illinois at Chicago
2018 - Shantanu Pai

University of Illinois at Chicago

2019 – Anastasia Mongtomery

Northwestern University