Scholarships Offered for Students to Attend NEC

The Renewable Fuels Association’s (RFA) annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC) is a great place to learn the ins and outs of the ethanol industry as well as network with key industry experts. That is why RFA is offering several scholarships for current college students interested in renewable fuels to attend the 2013 event. The awards will cover the cost of registration, a $775 value, making the cost free to select students.

“Educating America’s students about America’s domestically produced biofuels is an important step in working toward an oil dependent-free future,” said Mike Jerke, General Manager of Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company and Chairman of the Renewable Fuels Foundation. “We encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity to get a foot in the door of an industry that is driving forward in production and technology, and helping to support our rural communities.”

With the scholarships covering registration, recipients will only be responsible for other costs associated with travel to/from the conference, including airfare, hotel and non-conference meals. Additional financial assistance to offset travel expenses may be available at the discretion of the RFF/RFA.

Interested students will be asked to explain in detail how this scholarship will assist them in achieving their academic and/or career goals in 500 words or less. Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation, a current resume and an official school transcript. This scholarship opportunity is open only to those students attending a U.S. institution of higher learning and enrolled in an approved ethanol-related program. All applications must be submitted by November 23, 2012. To download an application, please click here.

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