RESF will award four or more scholarships in 2021 based upon academic merit, accomplishments in the field, and demonstrated interest.

The foundation is seeking students at all stages of their academic pursuits. One is reserved for an early undergraduate or community college student; one for a late undergraduate; one for an early graduate student; and the fourth is available to a student at any level.  


Each scholarship is a cash award of $1500 with no strings attached. Qualifications and submission requirements are below.


  1. Be an undergraduate or graduate student studying renewable energy (in any sense, including economics, law, public policy, energy storage, demand response, grid-interactive efficient buildings and load flexibility, advanced grid modernization, greening of the grid, etc.) at any college or university in Oregon or Washington

  2. Superior academic performance

Submission Requirements

Pursuant to these requirements, applicants must submit:

  1. A letter (not to exceed 3 pages) detailing your interests, academic pursuits, and career goals directed towards the field of renewable energy. 

  2. Resume

  3. Academic transcripts (unofficial OK)

  4. Two letters of recommendation, sent directly from the writer.

Applicants may also include information about any awards, internships or other distinctions which demonstrate accomplishments in renewable energy.

DEADLINE for the application is February 15 (postmarked date). We hope to have awards announced by March 15.

Application materials and letters sent by email are easier to forward to our selection committee, please use this address.

If you prefer to send hard copy, please send it to

P.O. Box 66043
Portland, OR 97290


Sir Fraser Stoddart Scholarship

One student will receive a scholarship donated by Sir Fraser Stoddart, Professor at Northwestern University and 2016 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Learn more about Sir Fraser Stoddart


P.O. Box 66043
Portland, OR 97290

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