First Wind, an independent U.S.-based renewable energy company, has announced that applications are now open and available online for its annual scholarship program. First Wind Scholars, now in its sixth year, offers scholarships to qualified high school seniors in communities where the company operates.
As part of the 2015 First Wind Scholars program, students within host communities in Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Utah, Vermont and Washington will be granted 16 one-time awards of $3,000. The company says it will also award one scholarship of $5,000, renewable for up to four years, to the year's single most qualified applicant.
"We are excited to open the application process for the sixth year of our First Wind Scholars program," comments Carol Grant, senior vice president of external affairs at First Wind. "We started the scholarship program as a way to support future generations interested in clean energy and make a commitment to our project host communities. Since we started the program, we've given more than $300,000 in scholarships going to a total of 77 students throughout the Northeast, West and Hawaii. We're proud to offer the program once again."
Eligible students must have a GPA of at least 2.75 and must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study with a focus in the sciences, technology and/or engineering. Submissions are due by Jan. 6, 2015, and the winners will be announced in April.
More information is available here.