Wind and Solar Power Scholarships Available

by / Friday, 09 February 2018 / Published in News

Utility Variable Integration Group, UVIG, is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Steven Gilbert Memorial Scholarship Program.

One of the goals of the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) is to further the education of students enrolled in accredited college or vocational schools in programs related to power engineering, wind or solar energy, or the maintenance of wind turbines or solar generation equipment. Towards this end, each year UVIG may award up to five scholarships. Up to three (3) $2,000 scholarships are granted to students enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited engineering school who are pursuing a career in power engineering with a focus or major on wind or solar generation, and up to two (2) $1,000 scholarships may be granted to students enrolled in an accredited wind or solar power plant technician program.

UVIG is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic term, with a deadline of March 1. To be eligible for scholarship assistance, a student must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited trade school or college in the United States or Canada in a field of study leading to a career related to utility power engineering or operation and maintenance of utility-scale wind or solar generation equipment.

The scholarship program is named in honor of Steve Gilbert, a long-time participant in UVIG who served on the UVIG Board of Directors and was Chair of UVIG’s O&M Users Group. Gilbert passed away unexpectedly in 2016 and the UVIG Board named the scholarship program in his honor. Steve Gilbert used to work for AVEC and oversaw AVEC’s renewable energy program.

Additional information about the application and selection process can be found on the UVIG web site at