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


One is reserved for an early undergraduate (preferably community college) student; one for a late undergraduate; one for an early graduate student; and the last two are available to students at any level (but are most likely to go to late graduate students).   At least one of these five 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.


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.

  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.

  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 affiation.

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


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 an Alaskan Native Corporation, Metlakatla Indian Community, Samish Indian Nation, or federally recognized Washington state tribe.  Among equal candidates a preference for Tsimshian enrolled in Sealaska Corporation or Metlakatla Indian Community, or otherwise enrolled in the Samish Indian nation.  Additional preference will be given to those choosing study in Washington state.

P.O. Box 66043
Portland, OR 97290

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