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Offshore Wind Career Access Scholarship

Offshore wind turbines with boats

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 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 support; (2) priority hiring consideration for an internship at an offshore wind energy industry partner organization; 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.

The application deadline is December 27th, 2021 for applicants seeking to join in the Spring 2022 semester. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis for the Summer 2022 semester. Qualified applicants may be contacted for a virtual interview to complete the application process.

Please email oswcertificate@umass.edu with questions.