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AVANGRID Foundation Announces 2016/2017 International Energy & Environment Scholarships

AVANGRID Foundation Announces 2016/2017 International Energy & Environment Scholarships

​Masters-level scholarships support study in energy-related fields including sustainable energy, environment, climate science and data science research in Spain and Scotland

New Gloucester, Maine, February 8, 2016 – The AVANGRID Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for master’s studies in energy and/or the environment at ICAI, School of Engineering at Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain and at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland for the 2016/2017 academic year.

The AVANGRID Foundation coordinates and funds social responsibility and educational programs for AVANGRID, a diversified US energy and utility company and global affiliate of Spanish energy giant, Iberdrola S.A.

The AVANGRID Foundation scholarship program is open to students of US nationality to pursue master’s-level work with an emphasis on sustainably energy, environmental science and climate-related areas of study, in addition to more specific business areas. 

The grants cover full tuition, fees and health insurance and a monthly stipend of €1200 at Universidad Pontificia Comillas and £1200 at the University of Edinburgh for other expenses.

“We’re pleased to provide these opportunities for students to learn from international experts as we educate a new generation of leaders,” said Robert Kump, president of the AVANGRID Foundation. “We’ll need their enthusiasm and innovative ideas especially in light of the recent American Business Act on Climate Pledge and the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties 21 in Paris. These students will make our planet more environmentally sound and more energy efficient.”

Students can apply to Universidad Pontificia Comillas to study the following areas:

  • Renewable energy
  • Sustainable energy systems
  • Environment
  • Clean combustion technologies, emissions management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Smart distribution networks

In addition to these areas of study, students applying to the University of Edinburgh can also apply to programs in:

  • Energy Storage
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Cyber-Security and Data Science

To obtain more information or to apply, please visit the AVANGRID Foundation’s website. The scholarship application deadline is 9:00 a.m. EST March 29, 2016.

About Avangrid

About Avangrid: Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $44 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, Avangrid has two primary lines of business: networks and renewables. Through its networks business, Avangrid owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Through its renewables business, Avangrid owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. Avangrid employs approximately 8,000 people and has been recognized by JUST Capital in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 as one of the JUST 100 companies – a ranking of America’s best corporate citizens. In 2024, Avangrid ranked first among utilities and 12 overall. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2024 for the sixth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. Avangrid is a member of the group of companies controlled by Iberdrola, S.A. For more information, visit


About Iberdrola: Iberdrola is one of the world's biggest energy companies and a leader in renewables, spearheading the energy transition to a low carbon economy. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries. With a focus on renewable energy, smart networks and smart solutions for customers, Iberdrola’s main markets include Europe (Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and Greece), the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. The company is also present in growth markets such as Japan, Taiwan, Ireland, Sweden and Poland, among others.

With a workforce of nearly 40,000 and assets in excess of €141.7 billion, across the world, Iberdrola helps to support 400,000 jobs across its supply chain, with annual procurement of €12.2 billion. A benchmark in the fight against climate change, Iberdrola has invested more than €130 billion over the past two decades to help build a sustainable energy model, based on sound environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.

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