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2017-18 GDF-SUEZ Chuck Edwards Memorial Scholarships

The GDF-SUEZ Chuck Edwards Memorial Scholarships are to support energy conversion education in the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Up to eight $2,500 to $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to Clark School students. The possibility of a summer internship with SUEZ also exists.

The scholarship can be renewed for one year based on academic performance and completion of scholarship requirements. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated interest in studying energy conversion. Previous recipients must reapply the following year for renewal of the scholarship.

Recipients must:

  • Be a current, full-time (12 credits or more), Clark School engineering undergraduate student through Spring 2018
  • Be a junior or senior (beginning Fall 2017) with preference given to mechanical and electrical engineering students
  • Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Have a demonstrated interest in studying energy conversion (see below)

An applicant can document his/her interest through one or more of the following:

  • Previous/current registration in energy-related courses (ENME 232 - Thermodynamics and/or ENME 332 - Transfer Processes or equivalent; ENME 423-Environmental Engineering; ENME 635-Energy Conversion (or others as approved by Dr. Reinhard Radermacher )
  • An internship in an energy field
  • Research experience in an energy-related area

When an applicant cannot document the above, he/she should:

  • Have excellent grades in Thermodynamics
  • Express his/her intent to work in the energy field
  • Complete energy-related course(s) (ENME 423 or ENME 635) once he/she is awarded the scholarship

How to Apply:

Applications are due August 1, 2017, by 4:00PM EST. To apply for the SUEZ Energy Generation Scholarship, email the following information to egrmoney@umd.edu in MS Word format or pdf as one attachment, subject line: "Suez Scholarship". Your full name and UID should appear at the top of each page.

  1. Current resume
  2. Cover letter that documents or addresses your interest in energy conversion

Any questions can be sent to Dr. Nicole Roop at nroop@umd.edu