Graduating high school seniors at Duanesburg, Fonda-Fultonville and other area districts interested in pursuing careers in environmental issues and renewable energy can apply for a scholarship of $1,000 to $3,000.
Troy-based community solar developer Eden Renewables plans to award $15,000 in scholarships to seniors at 10 local high schools near specific solar projects. The company dedicated $2,000 in scholarships to both Duanesburg and Fonda-Fultonville districts, according to a release outlining the scholarship program.
At least one student will be selected from each of the school districts but more may win scholarship money depending on the number of applicants. The company promised to offer the scholarships annually in each town for the life of the community solar farms located there, 25 years.
Graduating seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who have been accepted to a 2- or 4-year college and enrolled in a “Green STEAM” related field are eligible. Students must provide a letter of recommendation and a 500-word statement about their interest in pursuing education and career in that field. Applications can be found at edenrenewables.com/scholarship-2021.