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GRC announces availability of 2018 GRC Scholarship Awards (updated)

GRC Scholarship winners 2015 (source: GRC)
Alexander Richter 2 Apr 2018

The Geothermal Resources Council has announced changes to its 2018 Scholarship Awards, providing a total of $15,000 in educational awards to be given to eight students in the global geothermal energy community.

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2018 GRC Scholarship Awards.

To qualify for any of these awards a student must be a GRC member (student memberships are only $5 per year). 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:

  • Three (3) GRC Undergraduate Scholarship Awards  – to be eligible for one of these awards, the candidate must be a third or fourth year undergraduate at an accredited academic institution at the time of the award (Fall 2018). The award will consist of a $250 stipend and travel expenses to attend the GRC Annual Meeting. Each recipient will be required to either present at the meeting (poster or paper such as from a senior thesis) or prepare a report for the GRC Bulletin describing what they learned from attending the meeting and how they would utilize what they learned for their educational or career path.
  • Five (5) GRC Graduate Scholarship Awards of $2500 – to be eligible for one of these awards, the candidate must be enrolled in a graduate-level program at an accredited academic institution at the time of the award (Fall 2018). Each recipient is required to submit a paper on his/her research (or research progress) to be published in the GRC Transactions and deliver results at the meeting as either a poster or oral presentation. If the recipient presents in the year of the award then the full $2500 is awarded; if the recipient defers to present/publish the following year then $750 is withheld to cover travel expenses for when the recipient presents.

Applications must be received by May 25, 2018 to be considered.

Details on required details for the application available here.

The organisation has though announced following changes to the 2018 GRC Scholarship Awards on April 2, 2018:

Undergraduate Scholarship Awards:

  • The number of recipients will be increased from two to three;
  • Instead of a lump sum, each recipient will receive a stipend of $250 and travel expenses (up to $750) to attend the GRC Annual Meeting (double occupancy);
  • Each recipient will be required to either present at the meeting (poster or paper such as from a senior thesis) or prepare a report for the GRC Bulletin describing what they learned from attending the meeting and how they would utilize what they learned for their educational or career path.

Graduate Scholarship Awards:

  • The number of recipients will be increased from three to five;
  • The amount of each award will remain $2500, but travel expenses will now be considered part of this total rather than offered separately;
  • Each recipient is required to submit a paper on his/her research (or research progress) to be published in the GRC Transactions and deliver results at the meeting as either a poster or oral presentation;
  • If the recipient presents in the year of the award then the full $2500 is awarded;
  • If the recipient defers to present/publish the following year then $750 is withheld to cover travel expenses for when the recipient presents.

The Student Project Award will not be awarded this year to allow us to increase the number of graduate awards.

If you have any questions regarding the GRC Scholarship Awards, please contact Brian Schmidt at http://mailto:bschmidt@geothermal.org or (530)758-2360, ext. 104.

For full details on the available scholarships see the GRC Website

Source: GRC release by email