Applications Now Available for Avangrid Foundation Energy & Environment Scholarships
New Gloucester, ME (December 13, 2016) – The Avangrid Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for master’s studies in energy and/or the environment at Binghamton University, Cornell University, the University of Connecticut, Oregon State University, the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Maine, and the University of Rochester in the United States; ICAI School of Engineering in Spain; and the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom for the 2017/2018 academic year.
“We believe it is our duty to help identify and develop the next generation of energy leaders,” said Bob Kump, President of Avangrid Foundation, and CEO of Avangrid Networks. “This scholarship program is a clear example of our proud record of environmental stewardship and concern for the planet.”
The Avangrid Scholarship is open to U.S. Nationality students wishing to pursue master’s level work with an emphasis on sustainable energy, energy efficiency and climate-related areas of study, in addition to more specific business areas. The grants cover full tuition, fees and health insurance, and provide a $25,200 annual stipend for other expenses.
The Scholarships for the fall semester of the 2017-2018 academic year are for post-graduate studies at the named universities in the following areas of study:
- Renewable energy
- Sustainable energy systems
- Environment and biodiversity
- Clean combustion technologies and emissions management
- Energy efficiency
- Energy storage
- Electric vehicles
- Information and communications technology (ICT)
- Data science
- Wind power technology
For more information or to apply, visit http://www.avangrid.com/AvanGridFoundation/default.html.
The Scholarship application deadline is 8 a.m. (EST) February 17, 2017.
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a diversified energy and utility company with more than $30 billion in assets and operations in 25 states. The company operates regulated utilities and electricity generation through two primary lines of business. Avangrid Networks includes eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving 3.1 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables operates 6.3 gigawatts of electricity capacity, primarily through wind power, in states across the United States. AVANGRID employs 7,000 people. The company was formed by a merger between Iberdrola USA and UIL Holdings Corporation in 2015. IBERDROLA S.A. (Madrid: IBE), a worldwide leader in the energy industry, owns 81.5% of AVANGRID. For more information, visitwww.avangrid.com.
About Avangrid Foundation: The Avangrid Foundation is committed to supporting initiatives that enhance the quality of life where AVANGRID and its subsidiaries operate, with a focus on energy sustainability, the environment, art and culture, and cooperation and solidarity.
Michael A. West
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading sustainable energy company transitioning America toward a clean and connected future headquartered in Orange, CT, and has a footprint in 24 states with $40 billion in assets. Our primary businesses are Avangrid Networks, which serves 3.3 million electric and natural gas customers in the Northeast, and Avangrid Renewables, the third-largest renewable energy company in the U.S. with a diverse onshore and offshore renewable energy portfolio. With more than 7,000 employees, AVANGRID has built a culture that blends diversity, equity and inclusion guided by the company’s ESG+F framework and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This has led to recognition by JUST Capital in 2021 and 2022 as one of America’s best corporate citizens and second in utilities for our commitment to the environment and the communities we serve. AVANGRID has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for three consecutive years by the Ethisphere Institute.