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Offshore Wind Career Access Scholarship

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The Clean Energy Extension – with support from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center – is offering several full-tuition scholarships for CEE’s Offshore Wind Professional Certificate program. The scholarship value is approximately $6,000, which covers the full cost of the three courses.

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This scholarship will enable students from diverse backgrounds to successfully prepare for and join the offshore wind industry.

In addition to the tuition scholarships, recipients will receive (1) professional development and networking support; (2) direct, person-to-person introductions to hiring offshore wind companies and organizations; and (3) a non-curriculum stipend to help address specific personal and professional barriers on an as-needed basis. 

Eligibility

We are seeking applicants who (1) have completed (or are nearing completion of) a bachelor’s degree, (2) have particular interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) or other fields related to offshore wind development, and (3) have an interest in entering the offshore wind workforce in a professional capacity.

We will prioritize applicants who are:

  • from diverse backgrounds
  • in need of financial assistance to take the Certificate Program
  • facing barriers to entering the offshore wind workforce
  • seeking to transition to offshore wind from a related field, such as commercial fishing, fossil fuels, the armed services or shipbuilding
  • a resident of a Massachusetts Environmental Justice Community or Gateway City.

We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2022 semester. The application period will close on July 8th, but applicants are encouraged to apply early. Qualified applicants may be contacted for a virtual interview to complete the application process.

If you have questions, or if you would like to receive announcements about the scholarship through our newsletter, please email oswcertificate@umass.edu.

 

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