Connors, Carson awarded RERF scholarships


Nov. 13, 2020

Stephanie Connors, a Slippery Rock University doctoral student majoring in occupational therapy from Moon Township, and Robert Carson, a junior health and physical education major from Mercer, were among the 75 colleges students awarded scholarships by the Recycling Education and Research Foundation.

RERF, a nonprofit organization that works closely with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, awards scholarships, between $500 and $3,400, to college students who are dependents of employees of active ISRI member companies. The scholarships are funded by regional chapters through fundraisers, donations and other initiatives throughout the year.

RERF’s mission is to sponsor projects which promote public awareness, education, research and the advancement of recycling. The ISRI and its 21 chapters represent approximately 1,300 companies operating in nearly 4,000 locations in the U.S. and 41 countries worldwide that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics and textiles.