Wind Energy Jobs and Opportunities

Wind Integration Group Announces Scholarship Program In August, the Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG) Board of Directors voted to support the education of students enrolled in accredited college or vocational schools in programs related to power engineering, wind energy, or the maintenance of wind turbines. To this end, UWIG announced a scholarship program.

To be eligible for scholarship assistance, a student must be currently enrolled at an accredited trade school or college in the United States 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 degrees and programs, as well as to further the education of students, UWIG said.

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, and up to one $1,000 scholarship 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 toward students enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Application instructions and the application form can be found on the UWIG Web site. The application deadline is February 16.

John Patten is the director of the Wind Turbine Lab and manages the Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) program

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