CKSF's Think Green - Where Your Trash Goes Scholarship

About the Scholarship

This scholarship is based on recycling practices of Waste Management Inc., which is the largest environmental solutions provider (AKA trash collector)  in North America .

All quiz questions are formed from information found at the Waste Management website


All high school students, college students, and parents in the United States. 


1st place - $250 scholarship

How it Works

Participants must register with CKSF to take the scholarship quizzes. There are two quizzes in the Challenge Round. Scores from each quiz are added together for each participant and the top 25% of scorers will be advanced to the Championship Round. The highest scoring student from the Championship Round will receive the scholarship.

Quiz Dates

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Quiz 1 of 2: (3/16/2014 - 4/20/2014)

  1. Anatomy of a Landfill
  2. Bioremediation

Quiz 2 of 2: (3/30/2014 - 4/20/2014) 

  1. Recycle America Alliance 
  2. Waste by Rail:  

Top 25% of scorers advance to the Championship 
Championship Round: 04/22/2014 - 04/24/2014

Quiz Details

To participate, you must register with the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation at For all CKSF scholarship quizzes, 500 points are awarded  for each correct answer and one point is deducted for each second taken to complete a question. Results are available immediately to each participant and the overall ranking is available within three hours under the "Results" tab at