The UVIG Board of Directors will determine the winner of each scholarship based on grade point average and the quality of the applicant’s references as well as a short essay explaining why the student is pursuing a career related to wind or solar generation. At its discretion, the Scholarship Committee may use financial need as a criterion for awarding scholarships. To apply,
- Complete the attached SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PACKAGE (Download PDF here)
- Compose a short essay explaining why you are pursuing a career related to wind and/or solar generation as well as why you are applying for this scholarship. The essay should also include a discussion of your participation in any extracurricular activities while in school and related work experience as well as future educational and career plans. The essay should be approximately 500 words and no longer than 1000 words.
Please note that the engineering scholarships will be targeted towards students enrolled in undergraduate programs. It is expected that recipients will maintain their academic major during the term covered by the scholarship. You should be prepared to provide, upon request, a transcript to verify grade point average. Incomplete applications, as well as those submitted without an essay, will not be accepted. Applicants selected to receive scholarships will have the scholarship checks sent directly to the financial aid or bursars/cashiers office at their school. Due to IRS restrictions, no direct payments can be made to students.
Mail the application form and essay to:
Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group 620 Mabry Hood Road, Suite 300 Knoxville, TN 37932; or email to INFO@UVIG.ORG. The application deadline is March 1st of every year. Questions regarding this process should be directed to Sandy Smith, 865-218-4600, extension 6141, or emailed to SANDY@UVIG.ORG. You can also request a version of the application in Word format.