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March 2016: Last chance to apply! New Wind at Our Backs Scholarship for Female Wind Technicians
New Scholarship Opportunity
Wind at our Backs
… Furthering the education of women in wind energy….is brought to you by:
Deadline has been extended till Tuesday, March 8th!
We’re pleased to announce a scholarship to empower women working toward degrees or certifications in the wind industry. The Wind Energy Foundation, in concert with WoWE and AWEA, is excited to bring you:
Wind at our Backs
… Furthering the education of women in wind energy, a scholarship designed to help diversify the wind energy workforce and provide greater opportunities for women in the field.
This scholarship, conceived by NextEra Energy, is sponsored by Blattner Energy, GE Renewable Energy, the NextEra Energy Foundation, and Suzlon. With this generous support, the Wind Energy Foundation is now able to offer $2,500 scholarships to as many as fifteen individuals over the next three years!
Scholarship recipients also receive a trip to WINDPOWER, the industry’s premier trade show and educational event, where they can attend seminars on current wind energy issues, view state-of-the-art technology, meet others in the renewable energy field, and connect with potential employers. WINDPOWER 2016 is May 23-26 in New Orleans. Scholarship recipients receive complementary registration and will be reimbursed up to $1,000 for related travel, meals, and lodging.
The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. An application and evaluation process will be used to determine scholarship recipients, with a target of granting three-to-five scholarships each year. Recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:
- a demonstrated interest in renewable energy
- active enrollment in a wind technician or similar program at an accredited college, university, or vocational institution
- proven track record of academic success
- work and volunteer experience
- potential for future contributions to the U.S. renewable energy community
- financial need
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Wind at Our Backs selection process is connected to the Rudd Mayer selection process - so they use the same application. Please complete the Rudd Mayer/Wind At our Backs Application at the link below and be sure to check the box that you want to be considered for Wind at Our Backs. Please include a paragraph in your Essay that explains how you would plan to use the Wind At Our Backs scholarship - $2500 for tuition. Any applicants not selected for the Wind At Our Backs scholarship will automatically be included in the pool of applicants for the Rudd Mayer Fellowship.
2016 applications are due by Tuesday March 8th (Final Deadline)
Materials must be submitted through the online application form above by 5PM EASTERN.