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Rudd Mayer Fellowship Eligibility

Each year, Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy awards Wind Power Fellowships to women and marginalized genders who are currently enrolled as a student or recent graduate of a college, university, or technical certificate program (including graduate degree programs).

Fellowship applicants may be interested in any sector of renewable energy, including academic, manufacturing, technical, consulting, engineering, finance, and others
Applicants must be planning to pursue a wind energy career in the United States

Wind at our Backs Eligibility
The Wind at our Backs Scholarship is limited to active enrollment in a wind technician or similar program at an accredited college, university, or vocational institution.

At this time, both the Rudd Mayer Fellowship and Wind at Our Backs Scholarship are 100% virtual and will take place online during May and June 2022.

Fellows will also be able to participate in CLEANPOWER 2022 virtually as the conference organizers allow. 

Virtual fellowship activities will include networking, professional development and facilitating connections with leaders across the clean energy industry. 

Confirm Rudd Mayer Eligibility
Confirm Wind at Our Backs Eligibility

Application Materials

Essay(approx. 500-1000 words) describing why you are interested in the Fellowship, highlights of academic and work history, experience in wind and renewable energy, career goal(s), reasons for attending the CLEANPOWER virtual conference and how attendance will benefit you, your community, campus, and/or organization. If applying for the Wind at Our Backs Fellowship please add an additional paragraph indicating how the scholarship would benefit you. (PDF FORMAT)

Official transcripts can be emailed to
At least one Letter of Recommendation.*
* Letters of Recommendation can be emailed directly to being sure the Applicant's name is included in the subject line.

All of these items are due by February 22, 2022 and incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Optional Demographic Information
In order to meet the challenges ahead, we require a workforce filled with diverse backgrounds, minds, ideas and perspectives. We recognize that that diversity comes from a person’s whole experience, including but not limited to a person’s college experience, major, race, gender, where you grew up, were you live now, etc. 

If you aren’t comfortable answering these questions, simply leave the fields blank. Declining to answer any of these questions will not impact your selection.