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GRC Scholarships for 2014, deadline April 4, 2014

Ceremony for Scholarship Award 2013 (source: flickr/ GRC)
Alexander Richter 10 Feb 2014

Nominations are open for the 2014 GRC Scholarship Awards with scholarships of up to $4,500 available. Deadline for application is April 4, 2014.

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2014 GRC Scholarship Awards.

To qualify for one of these awards a student must be a GRC member (student memberships are only $5 per year) and must meet the award-specific requirements listed below. Selection of recipients will be based upon a variety of factors, including the individual’s academic record, student activities, geothermal industry experience, and career goals.

The following awards are available:

  • Two (2) GRC Undergraduate Scholarship Awards of $1500 – to be eligible for one of these awards, the candidate must be a third or fourth year undergraduate majoring in engineering or geosciences.
  • Three (3) GRC Graduate Scholarship Awards of $2500 – to be eligible for one of these awards, the candidate must be enrolled in, or have been accepted into, a graduate-level program in engineering or geosciences.
  • One (1) Student Geothermal Project Award of $4500 –  selection of recipient will be based primarily upon the creation and description of a geothermal-focused project, though other factors such as the individual’s academic record, student activities, geothermal industry experience, and career goals will factor into the determination as well. The project can represent a variety of academic subjects, including, but not limited to, geosciences, engineering, and economics. The primary requirement is that the project be focused on some aspect of geothermal power production, geothermal direct use applications or geothermal heat pumps.

Applications must be received by April 4, 2014 to be considered. Successful recipients will be notified by May 2, 2014.

Applications must include:

  • Copies of all relevant college transcripts.
  • List of student activities, including offices held, as well as a list and brief description of all extracurricular and/or community activities.
  • List of geothermal-related classes and any relevant field or operational experience.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional references.
  • A letter of application discussing the applicant’s background, career goals and objectives, with particular reference to applicant’s relationship to geothermal energy and the geo-sciences. The letter should also state how the applicant intends to use the scholarship and what results (publications, thesis etc.) will be produced.
  • (Student Geothermal Project Award only): A short project description (5 or fewer pages) describing the purpose and methodology, as well as any anticipated results. Effort should be made to describe the benefits that the project offers to the geothermal community. The award recipients will be invited to present the results of their projects at the 2014 GRC Annual Meeting held in Portland, Oregon.

Please state clearly in your application letter the award for which you are applying.

Applications should be addressed to:

Geothermal Resources Council
GRC Scholarship Award Committee
P.O. Box 1350
Davis, CA 95617

Please direct questions regarding the GRC Scholarship Awards to:

Brian Schmidt
bschmidt@geothermal.org
(530) 758-2360, ext 107

The awardees for 2013 have been chosen. The recipients were announced at the 2013 GRC Annual Meeting, held at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 29 – October 2.