2019 Scholarship Solicitation

The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is again offering scholarships available to students who are obtaining their undergraduate or graduate degrees and are studying energy-related engineering or energy-related management. During the last 10 years, 52 students in North Carolina have been awarded scholarships. Scholarships are a minimum of $1,000 with higher dollar scholarships available! Also, new for 2019, the local chapter of AEE (NCAEE) is offering two additional, $1000 North Carolina specific scholarships! This year we can submit 6 applications in total, so we look forward to again having multiple North Carolina winners! In addition to this posting, an email has been sent to many of the faculty at North Carolina institutions already. However, if you have family in college or know of students who would be good candidates, please pass this information along to them.

The local AEE chapter, NCAEE based in Raleigh, is assisting the national AEE organization with applications.  AEE has a foundation (AEE Foundation) which manages the scholarships. Applications are being received now through Friday, April 26th, at which point the chapter will nominate students to AEE by May 1st. AEE Foundation is who actually awards the scholarships; the chapters assist in soliciting for the scholarships, provide some initial screening of candidates and assist students in the application process. This year, for the two NC specific scholarships, NCAEE will make the selection of deserving students.

For step-by-step instructions for students to apply for the AEE scholarships, please see https://www.aeecenter.org/about-aee/aee-foundation, which is summarized below. Scholarship applications typically take less than 30 minutes!

AEE Scholarship Application Process
Note: All applicants must be approved (via step 3 below) by their local AEE Chapter.

Step 1: Read Foundation for AEE (FAEE) Constitution and Bylaws & FAEE Scholarship Procedure
Constitution and Bylaws
Scholarship Procedures

Step 2: Fill out student application anytime from now through April 26th. This form can be completed in the interactive PDF and saved on your computer.
Student Application for Scholarship
International Student Application for Scholarship
A transcript, letter of recommendation (1 required, up to 2 can be submitted) and short personal essay (100-300 words) are also required. The transcript can be unofficial, but we prefer that the letter of recommendation be emailed directly from a faculty member to ensure authenticity.

Step 3: Submit your completed application form with all supporting documents to the local chapter by April 26th for nomination to AEE headquarters. Note: Student applications should be emailed to NCAEE Scholarship Chair Walter Bright at wbright@dewberry.com.

Step 4: The NCAEE Scholarship Committee will nominate students to AEE Foundation for consideration.

Step 5: The Foundation of the Association of Energy Engineers will notify applicants and Chapter Scholarship Chairs of results by US mail or email, typically by early August.

If you need more information, please feel free to contact me with questions.

We look forward to your application,

Walter Bright
2019 NCAEE Scholarship Committee Chair