Scholarships are funded by the Linda Latham Scholarship fund which was established in memory of Linda Latham who served as ACEEE’s Chief Operating Officer until her untimely death in September 2011. Linda believed that students bring talent and creativity to the field of energy efficiency especially if we provide a venue to inspire and educate them. For more information, go visit the Linda Latham Scholarships website.
Geothermal Resources Council
To qualify for one of these awards a student must be a GRC member (student memberships are only $5 per year) and must meet the award-specific requirements listed below. Selection of recipients will be based upon a variety of factors, including the individual’s academic record, student activities, geothermal industry experience, and career goals.
The following awards are available:
- Two (2) GRC Undergraduate Scholarship Awards of $1500 – to be eligible for one of these awards, the candidate must be a third or fourth year undergraduate majoring in engineering or geosciences.
- Three (3) GRC Graduate Scholarship Awards of $2500 – to be eligible for one of these awards, the candidate must be enrolled in, or have been accepted into, a graduate-level program in engineering or geosciences.
- One (1) Student Geothermal Project Award of $4500 – selection of recipient will be based primarily upon the creation and description of a geothermal-focused project, though other factors such as the individual’s academic record, student activities, geothermal industry experience, and career goals will factor into the determination as well. The project can represent a variety of academic subjects, including, but not limited to, geosciences, engineering, and economics. The primary requirement is that the project be focused on some aspect of geothermal power production, geothermal direct use applications or geothermal heat pumps.
For more information, please visit the Geothermal Resources Council website.
National Hydro Power Association
The National Hydropower Association issues a $2,500 scholarship each year to promising young people who demonstrate the academic skills and commitment to help create the next generation of the hydropower industry. All applicants must be U.S. Citizens or legal residents and currently enrolled in an academic institution.
Applicant must be pursuing a program of study that is related to the hydropower industry: Engineering, sciences (biology, fisheries, and hydrology), communications, or environmental studies. For more information, visit the National Hydropower Association website.
U.S. Department of Energy
The DOE offers both scholarships and fellowships in the STEM disciplines for students and educators alike. The award provides partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research stipend for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at a U.S. academic institution for three years.
For more information, visit the DOE website.
Veterans Workforce Investment Program (VWIP)
U.S. military veterans are eligible for educational and training grants from the VWIP. For information and guidelines about the program, visit the VWIP website. To contact the nearest veteran employment services office near you, click here.
Wind Energy Foundation
The Foundation awards a limited number of small grants and scholarships throughout the year for education and research purposes that support the continued growth of wind energy. For more information, visit the Wind Energy Foundation website.