The Renewable Fuels Association and Renewable Fuels Foundation (RFF) are once again partnering to offer scholarships for college students interested in attending the 28th annual National Ethanol Conference, scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 2 in Orlando. Members of RFA’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) are also eligible to apply.
Now in its 14th year, the program is named in honor of Robert “Bob” Sather, an educator who helped found RFA member company Ace Ethanol in Wisconsin. Sather was a past Chair of the Renewable Fuels Foundation. The aim of the Bob Sather Memorial Scholarship is to reach young adults aspiring to a career related to ethanol and open doors and present new perspectives on ethanol’s place in our world today and beyond. The program provides eligible applicants with opportunities to hear from, and engage with, top industry leaders, policymakers, and academic and technical experts.
The scholarships fully cover the registration fee, hotel, and up to $500 in airfare. A total of five will be awarded. Interested college students are asked to submit a 500-word essay explaining how their attendance at the NEC will help them achieve future goals. They should also submit two letters of recommendation and an up-to-date resume and current college transcript. Interested members of YPN need to complete the application questions and provide a resume and letter of recommendation from a supervisor or someone else familiar with their qualifications.