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Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellowships
Each year, Women of Wind Energy awards fellowships to women college students or recent graduates to attend the annual American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER conference. The fellowship honors wind industry pioneer Rudd Mayer of Boulder, Colorado, who passed away in 2002.
The Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellowships support women to participate in WINDPOWER, attending seminars on current wind energy issues, viewing state-of-the-art technology, meeting women and men in the renewable energy field, and connecting with employers about potential internships or permanent positions.
WINDPOWER 2016 will be held from May 23-26 in New Orleans, LA. The Fellowship covers the cost of travel to and from the WINDPOWER conference site, conference registration (and included meals), and lodging.
The Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Rudd Mayer Fellows are selected by the WoWE Board of Directors, based on:
- a demonstrated interest in renewable energy
- academic achievement
- work and volunteer experience
- potential for future contributions to the U.S. renewable energy community
- and financial need.
Rudd Mayer Applications will open in early 2016
- The WoWE Rudd Mayer Fellowship is available to any woman who is a currently enrolled student or recent graduate of a college, university, or technical certificate program (including graduate degree programs)
- Fellowship applicants may be interested in any sector of renewable energy, including academic, manufacturing, technical, consulting, engineering, finance, and others
- Applicants must be planning to pursue a wind energy career in the United States
How to Apply
Please note: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed .
You can begin your application in January 2016.
You will need to have the materials listed below ready in PDF form to upload into the system.
Application materials must include:
- Current resume or professional vitae
- Essay (approx. 500-1000 words) describing why you are interested in the Fellowship, highlights of academic and work history, experience in wind and renewable energy, career goal(s), reasons for attending the WINDPOWER conference and how attendance will benefit you, your community, campus, and/or organization. Please also explain why you need this fellowship to be able to attend or if you potentially have access to other funds.
- Academic transcript (official or unofficial)
- At least one Letter of Recommendation.*
* Letters of Recommendation can be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org being sure the Applicant's name is included in the subject line.
2015 Rudd Mayer Fellows
The 2015 Fellows were:
- Rachel Weber, Duke University, BA Public Policy
- Malika Grayson, Cornell University, PhD Mechanical Engineering
- Rachel Fabiny, Columbia Gorge Community College, Renewable Energy Technology
- Elena Nansen, Appalachian State University, BS Appropriate Technology
- Katheryn Perlman, University of Georgia, BS Wildlife Management
- Heather Sauder, Iowa State University, PhD Wind Energy Science, Engineering and Policy & Engineering Mechanics