Apply for WoWE's WINDPOWER Fellowship

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 2015 will be held from May 18-21 in Orlando, FL. 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:


Rudd Mayer Application

2015 applications are due by Friday FEBRUARY 27, 2015.
Materials must be submitted through the online application form above by 5PM EASTERN.




How to Apply

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed .

You can begin your application in January 2015.
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.


2014 Rudd Mayer Fellows

    The 2014 Fellows were:

    • Tanzila Ahmed, Kansas State University, Electrical Engineering
    • Allie Brown, University of Georgia, Anthropology, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Renewable Energy Associate
    • Kalie Brunton, Columbia Gorge Community College, Renewable Energy Technology
    • Kaitlyn Bunker, Michigan Technological University, Electrical Engineering 
    • Melissa (Missy) Showers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Boston Pacific Company, Inc. Research Analyst
    • Huiyi Zhang, Iowa State University; Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy