Fundación Iberdrola and The Iberdrola USA Foundation Announce Their Scholarship Program for Master’s Studies in Energy and the Environment in the United States
The Foundation Will Defray the Full Cost of Enrollment and Provide a $25,200 Allowance to Each Grant Recipient;
Spanish, British and U.S. Graduates Are Eligible for These Grants; The Selected Candidates May Study at
Two Prestigious Centers: the University of Rochester and the University of Maine
Rochester, NY – Fundación Iberdrola, in coordination with The Iberdrola USA Foundation, has announced its scholarship program for master’s studies in energy and the environment in the United States.
With this initiative, the Foundation seeks to promote the training of professionals who are capable of moving towards a sustainable model that meets the energy needs of society and contributes to the protection of the environment.
As part of its commitment to society and knowledge creation and transmission, more than 800 young people have had the opportunity to advance their education through work experience in the Iberdrola Group and postgraduate studies at international universities.
With this announcement, Fundación Iberdrola will grant new scholarships for the 2013/2014 academic year, which are open to Spanish, British and U.S. graduates or students with a recognised university degree.
The selected candidates must focus their training on areas related to renewable energy, sustainable energy systems, the environment and biodiversity, clean carbon technologies and emission management, energy efficiency, energy storage, the electric vehicle and smart grids. The master’s studies may be completed at the University of Rochester or the University of Maine, both in the United States.
Fundación Iberdrola will defray the full cost of enrollment with no limit and provide a $25,200 annual allowance for maintenance and material. Moreover, for students that need to fly round-trip across the Atlantic, the Foundation will provide a travel grant of $1,900.
In the selection process, Fundación Iberdrola will take into account aspects such as the academic grades, the curriculum, the interest of the studies program and the reference letters submitted by the candidates. Special consideration will be given to those candidates who submit the final acceptance certificate issued by either university.
The registration period will open on the day the announcement is made and will close at 2 pm on 15 February 2013. Those interested must fill in the on-line registration form and can look up the announcement’s conditions on Iberdrola USA website at www.iberdrolausa.com/.
About Fundación Iberdrola and The Iberdrola USA Foundation: With Ignacio Galán as founding trustee and Manuel Marín as chairman, Fundación Iberdrola focuses its activity on four major areas: training and research, sustainability and biodiversity, cultural development in the countries where the Group operates, and cooperation and solidarity.
The Postgraduate Scholarship program in the United States is part of Fundación Iberdrola’s Scholarship program. This program also includes the Postgraduate Scholarships for studies in Energy and the Environment in Spain and the United Kingdom, Research Aid and the Restoration Training and Research Scholarships of Fundación Iberdrola – the Prado Museum.
The Foundation also carries out various projects focused on the preservation of the historical and artistic heritage, as well as cooperation and solidarity initiatives aimed at groups at risk of exclusion. To this end, every year it announces its Energy for Solidarity social aid program, which has selected projects submitted by 44 social organisations operating in Spain.
The Iberdrola USA Foundation supports initiatives that enhance the quality of life where Iberdrola USA operates, with a focus on sustainable energy, the environment, art and culture, and cooperation and solidarity. Iberdrola USA, a subsidiary of global energy leader Iberdrola, S.A., is an energy services and delivery company serving 2.4 million customers throughout upstate New York and New England.