The OneEnergy Scholars Award program recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to the renewable energy field. The program is designed to accelerate the development of a select group of graduate students targeting a career in the clean energy industry upon graduation.
The OneEnergy Scholars program supports student's career objectives through mentoring, networking, and industry access catered to individual areas of focus and interest. Past OneEnergy Scholars are employed across the renewable energy field, including at distinguished institutions such as NRG Energy, SoCal Edison, Borrego Solar, SunEdison, OneEnergy Renewables, and more.
In addition to offering direct access to top companies and industry executives across OneEnergy's network, the Award program serves as its own community, connecting emerging, like-minded professionals.
OneEnergy Scholars maintain strong academic standings and their academic interests and career trajectories are focused in the renewable energy industry. Throughout the November-April program, Energy Scholars are provided: one-on-one mentoring with OneEnergy Renewables executives, opportunities for direct interaction with leaders throughout the renewable energy industry, potential for externship/contract employment during the school year, preferential consideration for OneEnergy's Summer Intern/Extern Program, and multiple visibility and recognition opportunities.
Partnership with Net Impact
OneEnergy and Net Impact have partnered to combine networks and increase opportunities for award recipients.
Students selected for the Class of 2016 will be publicly announced November 2015!
The deadline to apply for the 2016 Energy Scholar class was October 21, 2015. Please check back in September 2016 for instructions on applying for our 2017 class!
2015 OneEnergy Scholars
"The spread of renewable energy will shatter the utility industry's 100-year-old business model. Utility investors must change how they recover infrastructure costs. The problem requires understanding the current policies and thinking of new approaches, that make financial sense."
"The growth of renewable energy requires a vested interest from consumers, utilities providers, regulators, and corporations. I hope to leverage my finance background to improve current financing models and effectiveness of state/federal programs to increase public adoption of renewable energy."
"I believe that transmission, distribution, and storage networks, at home and abroad, represent underappreciated bottlenecks when it comes to widespread renewable energy adoption. I also believe that energy efficiency represents a strong environmental and financial opportunity in the short to medium run."
"My interests lie in removing the barriers to widespread adoption of renewables, including high upfront costs for renewable energy projects and inadequate storage for intermittent production of solar and wind power. I’d like to look explore new financing mechanisms and improved storage technologies that can lower these barriers to adoption."
"I am interested in exploring the potential of collaboration among governments, NGOs and the private sector to come up with new business models to accelerate the adoption of clean energy. I am also studying successful examples of minigrids deployment and other solutions to provide access to energy in remote areas."