Energy Analysis and Policy Student Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Students in graduate degree programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who are eligible to enroll in the Energy Analysis and Policy (EAP) certificate or doctoral minor are eligible.
    a) Incoming graduate students (who are matriculating in Fall 2020) are eligible.
  2. Students must apply to enroll in either the EAP certificate or doctoral minor. Application can be found at https://go.wisc.edu/EAP-apply.
    a) On the EAP application form, students must provide any past transcripts (unofficial OK), a current resume/CV, and a brief statement of interest.
  3. Students enrolled in EAP on or before April 1, 2020 are not eligible.

How to Apply
Students who apply to enroll in either the EAP certificate or doctoral minor will automatically be considered for this scholarship. Application can be found at https://go.wisc.edu/EAP-apply.

Donor Information
This scholarship was made possible through a generous gift from Wes and Ankie Foell. A retired UW professor and energy analysis and policy professional, Wes Foell was a founding faculty member of the EAP certificate and has been a long-time champion of the program.

Award Information
Up to 10 scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded to incoming or current graduate students who choose to enroll in the EAP program in Spring or Summer 2020.

Applications will be reviewed by a faculty committee and will be awarded on the following criteria:

  • Overall academic and professional excellence
  • Demonstrated or planned enrollment in EAP courses (especially Env. St./PA/URPL 809 – Intro to Energy Analysis and Policy and Env. St. 900 – Professional Skills in Energy Analysis and Policy)
  • Among excellent candidates, diversity in terms of department of graduate degree, professional interests, and country/state of origin will also be considered.

Graduate student awardees must

  • Remain actively enrolled in a graduate or professional program and make progress toward completing the EAP certificate or minor, typically over a 2-year period.
  • Write a thank you letter to Wes and Ankie Foell. This process should be coordinated with the EAP academic coordinator and/or EAP engagement coordinator.

Award Amount
Students will receive the $2,500 in two installments: $1,000 in the first semester, after enrolling in the EAP program and making progress toward one or more required EAP courses; and $1,500 in the semester in which they will complete the certificate or minor requirements.

Deadline
Awards will be made on a rolling basis starting June 15, 2020, with a final application deadline of September 4, 2020.

About EAP
Energy Analysis and Policy (EAP) is graduate-level certificate or doctoral minor that can be completed by students in nearly any graduate program at UW-Madison, usually without adding time or cost to their graduate degree program.

EAP’s interdisciplinary curriculum gives students the knowledge and skills needed to become leaders in industry, government, consulting, non-profits, and other roles in the energy field. The curriculum considers scientific, technical, economic, political, and social factors that shape energy policy formulation and decision-making. It examines topics in energy resources, market structures, public utilities, technology, linkages to the environment, demand for energy services, and public policy. Every EAP student also gains experience in designing, conducting, and communicating analysis for real-world clients in the energy sector.

Professional development is also a key focus of the EAP program. Activities in this area include a professional skills seminar, alumni networking events, and an annual field trip to visit energy sector employers. EAP also offers small grants to students to defray the cost of attending professional development events.

Contact: EAP academic coordinator, Scott Williams (spwilliams@wisc.edu)

Award
$2,500
Organizations
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Deadline
09/04/2020