UWIG To Offer Scholarships To College Students

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The board of directors of the Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG), based in Reston, Va., has created a scholarship program to support the education of students in programs related to power engineering, wind energy or maintenance of wind turbines.

To be eligible for scholarship assistance, a student must be currently enrolled at an accredited trade school or college in the U.S. or Canada in a field of study that could lead to a career related to utility power engineering or operation and maintenance of utility-scale wind equipment. These scholarships and stipends are intended to encourage completion of a college education or vocational degree and programs.

UWIG may award up to three scholarships each year. Up to two $2,000 scholarships will be granted to students enrolled in an accredited engineering school who are pursuing a career in power engineering with a focus or major on wind generation.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in an accredited wind technician program. The scholarships cover a single academic year and are not renewable. The $2,000 scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic term will be targeted towards students enrolled in undergraduate programs.

The application deadline is Feb. 16, 2009.

Application instructions and the application form can be found at uwig.org.

SOURCE: Utility Wind Integration Group

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