Friday, January 23, 2015

Scholarship Opportunity: Renewable Energy

Steve Hansen Memorial Scholarship Fund

Photo of Steve HansenSteve Hansen was a brilliant educator who taught thousands of students in Wisconsin about the importance of renewable energy, environmental sustainability, and earth stewardship. His creativity, energy, and compassion inspired all of us to be better people. The Steve Hansen Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to honor his spirit and memory, and to help the next generation carry on his important work. It is designed to assist students who are interested in attending college, technical college, or other training courses to study renewable energy, energy efficiency, or sustainable living topics.

Scholarship Guidelines
Scholarships are awarded to students who reside in the Midwest (WI, MN, MI, IA, IL, IN, OH). Students should possess a clear goal of desiring to make her or his community, environment, or world a better and more sustainable place to live. Students should be able to show prior interest and or education in the field.

Criteria for awarding scholarships is based on student motivation, enthusiasm, and commitment. GPA and scholarship will be considered, but are not the deciding factor. High school students, college students, and non-traditional students are invited to apply. Scholarships are typically set at $500, and will be sent directly to the college in the student's name.

Application Process
Applications are due to the MREA by April 15 of each year. Click here to download an application form and procedure.