RESF expects to award seven or eight scholarships in 2022 based upon academic merit, accomplishments in the field, and demonstrated interest. 


One is reserved for an early undergraduate (preferably community college) student; one for another undergraduate; one for an early graduate student; and the rest are available to students at any level.   At least one of these scholarships will be awarded to a diversity candidate, defined as ethnic and racial minorities; first-generation college students; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students; and students with physical disabilities.  One is reserved for a First Nations student--this one is not restricted to OR and WA.


Each scholarship is a cash award of $2000 with no strings attached. Qualifications and submission requirements are below.  We award scholarships on an equal opportunity basis, consistent with the restrictions above.


  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; or, be studying outside of Oregon and Washington, but be from one of those states, and intend to return to the Pacific Northwest after studies are complete; or, be a First Nations student.

  2. Superior academic performance.

  3. Criteria considered by the Selection Committee, not necessarily in order of importance, include Academic performance to date, Projected future academic performance, Demonstrated experience with and/or knowledge of field of study, Essay content and writing quality, Commitment to and experience with inspiring others to learn more about renewable energy, and Service.

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.

  5. If you would like to be considered for the Diversity Scholarship, please include an extra page indicating how you qualify for that scholarship and describing any way (positive or negative) your specialness has affected your life/studies.

  6. If you would like to be considered for the Morris Scholarship, please indicate your tribal affiliation.

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. We hope to have awards announced by April 30.  

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


Named Scholarships


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


AEE Columbia River Chapter Scholarship

One student will receive a scholarship donated by the Association of Energy Engineers, Columbia River Chapter.  Click on the logo to learn more about them!


Hon. Jeff Morris Scholarship

Potential recipients must be enrolled members of US recognized First Nation Tribes.  Among equal candidates, preference will be given to Alaskan Natives and Washington State tribal members.

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Daimler Trucks North America Scholarship

One student will receive a scholarship donated by the Daimler Trucks North America.  Click on the logo to learn more about them!