Nielson Excellence Fellowship in Energy Studies
undergraduate fellowship recognizes superior performance and future potential
in sophomore and junior students enrolled in Energy Resource Science, Energy Resource Management and Development, Energy
Systems Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Geology
and Geophysics, Chemistry, and Physics.
The fellowship provides students a
unique experience to work directly with faculty mentors, graduate students and
energy companies on relevant, authentic research and development projects. Upon
receipt of the fellowship, awardees should contact the SER Academics Office to
arrange an appropriate research experience. Fellows will collaborate with
research teams leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals and potential
commercialization. The fellowship also
provides funding to attend a national or international professional
conference. These experiences will
position students for long-term competitive success in the energy arena,
promote "workforce-ready" skills and enhance student competitiveness in the
workforce. The fellowship is possible
through a generous donation by the Nielson family to the School of Energy
The fellowship will be awarded for the 2013-2014 academic year through the student's financial aid package.
Number of Awards
2 annually (subject to available funding)
Stipend of $600 per month for 9 months plus up to $2,000 to attend a professional meeting for a total value of $7,400. The term of each fellowship is a calendar year.
Students must maintain full-time enrollment (minimum 12 credit hours) and maintain a UW cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better. Nielson Fellows will participate in the Energy Research and Development Symposium in the spring semester and will present a synopsis summarizing of their research project, including significance, results and potential contributions to the energy sector. Recipients are expected to attend the annual School of Energy Resources awards banquet.
Applications will be accepted from current University of Wyoming sophomore and junior students enrolled in the programs listed above until April 30, 2013. The application, resume, and unofficial college transcripts must be sent as a single pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Recommendation letters can be submitted separately to email@example.com.
The application should include:
- The completed application form detailing career goals and plans and demonstrating an understanding of issues in the energy arena. Please indicate an SER Center of Excellence, UW faculty member or research area of interest. The application form is the second page of the downloaded document.
- The applicant's resume
- Three written recommendations. One of the reference letters must be from a UW faculty member.
- Unofficial college transcripts