UVIG Scholarship Program Application Process and Guidelines
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The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) Board of Directors has established as one of its goals furthering the education of students enrolled in accredited college or vocational schools in programs related to power engineering, wind or solar energy, or the maintenance of wind turbines or solar power plants. Towards this end, each year UVIG may award up to five scholarships. Up to three (3) $2,000 scholarships will be granted to students enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited engineering school who are pursuing a career in power engineering with a focus or major on wind or solar generation, and up to two (2) $1,000 scholarships will be granted to students enrolled in an accredited wind or solar power plant technician program. The scholarships cover a single academic year and are not renewable.
To be eligible for scholarship assistance, a student must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited trade school or college in the United States or Canada in a field of study leading to a career related to utility power engineering or operation and maintenance of utility-scale wind or solar generation equipment. Applications from students in other countries will be considered if the student can list as a reference an employee at a UVIG member organization in that country. A list of UVIG members can be found on the UWIG web site.
The UVIG Board will determine the winner of each scholarship based on grade point average and quality of the references as well as a short essay explaining why the student is pursuing a career related to wind or solar generation. At its discretion, the Scholarship Committee may use financial need as a criterion for awarding scholarships.
Please note that the engineering scholarships will be targeted towards students enrolled in undergraduate programs. It is expected that recipients will maintain their academic major during the term covered by the scholarship. You should be prepared to provide, upon request, a transcript to verify grade point average. Incomplete applications, as well as those submitted without an essay, will not be accepted.
Mail the application form and essay to
Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group
The application deadline is February 15, 2013. Scholarship winners will be recognized at the UVIG Annual Awards Reception to be held April 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. Winners do not have to be present at the reception.
Questions regarding this process should be directed to Sandy Smith, 865-218-4600, extension 6141 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.