Acciona Energy USA Global LLC has announced $35,000 in scholarships to 11 college-bound students in Illinois, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas.
The scholarship program, first launched in 2009, supports students from communities that are home to Acciona wind projects. Since its inception, 72 students have been awarded scholarships totaling more than $300,000.
Sponsoring the scholarships are the Tatanka Wind Farm in North and South Dakota, EcoGrove Wind Farm in Illinois, Red Hills Wind Farm in Oklahoma, and San Roman Wind Farm in Texas. The one-year scholarships range from $2,500 to $5,000 and are paid upon successful completion of a student’s first semester and enrollment in the second semester. The awards go to graduating high school seniors who are interested in careers in sustainability.
This year’s scholarships are as follows:
EcoGrove Wind Farm
- Cade Benson, Lena Winslow High School (Lena, Ill.)
- Jacquelyn Moest, Lena Winslow High School (Lena, Ill.)
- Garrett Williams, Warren High School (Warren, Ill.)
- Colin McKee, Warren High School (Warren, Ill.)
Red Hills Wind Farm
- Emily Moore, Hammon High School (Hammon, Okla.)
San Román Wind Farm
- Mya Brown, Los Fresnos High School (Los Fresnos, Texas)
- Karen Barrera, Port Isabel High School (Port Isabel, Texas)
Tatanka Wind Farm
- Bryce Goettle, Ashley High School (Ashley, N.D.)
- Tanner Kempf, Ashley High School (Ashley, N.D.)
- Nicholas Brandner, Leola High School (Leola, S.D.)
- Chase Hatlewick, Leola High School (Leola, S.D.)
“Commitment to community is a core principal of every project we build,” says Rafael Esteban, CEO of Acciona Energy USA Global LLC. “The scholarship program gives us a front row seat to see the incredible potential of our neighbors across the United States, and we hope these scholarships help these students reach their goals.”