Developer invests in education and career development of wind communities’ youth program expands to provide up to 16 one-time scholarships of $3,000 and one

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First Wind has announced that applications are now open and available online for its annual scholarship program. Entering its fifth year, First Wind Scholars will make scholarships available to qualified high school seniors in communities where the company currently has projects in operation or in advanced stages of development.

As part of the 2014 program, 16 one-time awards will be granted to students within host communities in Hawaii, Maine, New York, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Massachusetts, and the company’s home city of Boston. Qualified students enrolling in full-time degree programs with an interest in science, technology and/or the environment are invited to apply. First Wind Scholars recipients will be awarded a one-time $3,000 scholarship for one year. The company also awards one scholarship of $5,000, renewable for up to four years, to the year’s single most qualified applicant.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students need a GPA of at least 2.75 and must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study with a focus in the sciences, technology and/or engineering. Applications are open and available online as of today, with all submissions due by February 15. Applications are evaluated on a number of factors, including academic performance, work experience, school and community activities and a 300-word essay. The First Wind Scholars recipients will be announced in May.

Apply online at www.firstwind.com/our-commitments/education-programs.