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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 2014 will be held from May 5-8 in Las Vegas, NV. 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:


Click here to begin the 2014 Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellowship Application.

2014 applications are due by Friday FEBRUARY 28, 2014.
Materials must be submitted through the online application form above by 5PM EASTERN.


2013 Rudd Mayer Fellows

Six women were honored as Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellows at the WoWE annual luncheon on June 6, 2012 bringing the total Fellows to 53 since the program was launched in 2005:

The 2013 Fellows are:

  • Alison Boehm, Penn State University, Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • Isabelle Brogna, Duke University, Mechanical Engineering
  • Jessica Dealy, Mississippi State University, Atmospheric Science
  • Rachel Striker Koh, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mechanical Engineering
  • Stephanie Milbergs, Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Sustainable Business
  • *Kaitlin Meszaros, Northern Arizona University, Climate Science and Solutions

*Selected for the 2013 Rudd Mayer Fellowship but regretfully unable to attend becauseof a conflict with the start date of her new job.




How to Apply

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed .

You can begin your application by going to this link: Rudd Mayer Application Form
You will need to have the materials listed below ready in PDF form to upload into the system.

Application materials must include:

* Letters of Recommendation can be emailed directly to being sure the Applicant's name is included in the subject line.


Rudd Mayer Application Form