RFA, RFF announce NEC scholarship opportunity

By Renewable Fuels Association | November 06, 2014

The Renewable Fuels Association and the Renewable Fuels Foundation are partnering to offer interested students the opportunity to attend the 20th anniversary of the National Ethanol Conference in Grapevine, Texas, on Feb. 18–20.

This year’s National Ethanol Conference, titled “Going Global,” will offer college students a chance to hear from key industry leaders and policymakers. Students will receive an in-depth look into the ethanol industry as speakers address topics such as the Renewable Fuel Standard, E15, international trade, next-generation ethanol, rail transportation, and more. Not only will they learn about the current state of the ethanol industry and efforts to expand and grow the industry both domestically and internationally, they will also be presented with a unique opportunity to interact with key leaders of the U.S. ethanol industry.

Mike Jerke, chairman of the RFF and CEO of Guardian Energy Management LLC, discussed the scholarships, noting, “The National Ethanol Conference offers an excellent opportunity for college students to get their feet wet and gain an in-depth look into the ethanol industry. Our goal is to educate the next generation of biofuel leaders and the conference is the perfect place for them to learn, ask questions, and network.”

Interested students are asked to submit a 500-word essay explaining how their attendance at the National Ethanol Conference will help them achieve their future goals. They are also asked to submit two letters of recommendation, a current resume, and a school transcript. The scholarship is only available to students attending a U.S. institution of higher learning or foreign students affiliated with the U.S. ethanol industry.

Applications must be received by Dec. 12 to receive full consideration. Application materials can be found here: www.NationalEthanolConference.com/pages/scholarships.