The Robert Noyce Scholarship program at the University of Connecticut is funded by a National Science Foundation grant. The purpose of the grant is to provide scholarships to support qualified students with a baccalaureate or master’s degree in mathematics or the sciences who complete UConn’s one-year Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG). The TCPCG prepares students to teach grades 7-12, including certification and a master’s degree, with a 12 month program that begins each May.
Northeast Utilities and Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC)
Students at NVCC interested in pursuing a degree in electronic engineering technology are encouraged to apply for a scholarship program offered by Northeast Utilities. Students who are selected receive a full scholarship and participate in a summer internship at Northeast Utilities between the first and second year of the program. For more information, contact Maryanne Eichler.
UI partners with selected colleges/universities to offer a scholarship and paid internship through their engineering and career services departments. This program has been instituted to specifically support the company’s engineering needs. Qualified students looking to develop careers in the power utility industry are typically given a ten-week internship in our Operation, Engineering, or Project Management areas.
Scholarships are awarded in the semester following students’ successful completion of the internship program. For more information, go to United Illuminating.
The Proton EnergyScholarship Program is fueling the next generation of scientific innovation by recognizing and awarding high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding achievement, excellence, and promise in the field of science or technology and who plan to pursue higher education in this field. The Hydrogen Education Foundation will award undergraduate scholarship prizes up to $100,000 total for up to four years. Honorable mentions are awarded prizes of $500. Awards will be made on the basis of merit and financial need to outstanding high school seniors who intend to pursue further education in the field of science and technology, including engineering.
To find out more about this program and to apply, contact Sandra Kelly.
Dominion Nuclear Connecticut
Dominion Nuclear Connecticut sponsors a scholarship program at Three Rivers Community College, primarily for nuclear, but also mechanical, electrical, and environmental engineering technology programs. We sponsor up to 15 two-year scholarship awards per year, which includes tuition and fees, books, monthly stipend, and a summer internship assignment at Millstone Power Station. Numerous factors are considered when selecting scholarship recipients, such as high school grade point average; SAT scores; demonstrated skills, aptitudes or experience; extracurricular activities; written essay; and personal interview.
Connecticut State Energy Sector Partnership
As the recipient of a $3.36M grant made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Connecticut State Energy Sector Partnership offers tuition assistance and training opportunities for Connecticut jobseekers and businesses. Individuals seeking employment in careers in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other industries with a green focus may qualify for tuition assistance. No-cost training is available to municipal building officials to prepare them for implementation of Connecticut’s new building codes and increase familiarity with green building technology. Businesses interested in sustainability practices, incorporating green technology into current practices, or providing additional knowledge and skills to incumbent workers, may also benefit from the Partnership’s offerings.
Among our training partners and offerings are:
- Gateway’s SOAR program (Clean Water Management Certificate)
- Goodwin College (Certificate in Water Treatment Operations and Certificate in Water Distribution Systems Operations)
- Connecticut Community College System (Building Analyst BPI Certification)
- CONNSTEP (Green Collar Champion Training)
- Institute for Sustainable Energy at ECSU (Municipal Building Official Training)
- Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (sustainability training and development of a toolkit for use by Connecticut’s manufacturers to advance lean and green goals)
- Connecticut’s Workforce Investment Boards (training for green careers that correspond to regional needs and growth opportunities; incumbent worker training for employers interested in incorporating green practices and/or developing the skill sets of their current workforce)
For more information about this initiative, contact Kim Andy.
Connecticut Power and Energy Society
The Connecticut Power & Energy Society’s scholarship program offers financial assistance to a Connecticut resident or student who shows interest in technical or engineering fields, with special consideration given to those interested in energy-related study.
Association of Energy Engineers
The Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers offers yearly $1,000 scholarships for full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in engineering, energy, or facility management programs at accredited colleges or universities.