New Professionals Scholarships OPEN for 2019 Annual Conference
Monday, October 15, 2018
Posted by: Adeline Lui
AESP’s 29th Annual Conference
New Professional Scholarship Application
Are you the next AESP scholarship recipient? Three scholarships are available for AESP’s Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX January 21–24, 2019 at the Marriott Rivercenter. The scholarships INCLUDE registration for the conference, a pre-conference training course of your choice and if you’re not a member, we include a one-year membership (total value $2015). PLUS a conference ambassador will be provided so you can learn, network, and fully experience AESP’s Annual Conference.
Qualifications for the New Professional Scholarship are:
- 1-5 years of Energy Efficiency, Demand Response, and/or Smart Grid experience.
- Must be working full time in any of the following energy-related areas: electric or natural gas utilities, co-ops/munis, regulatory or non-profit entities, public benefit groups, vendors, manufacturers, or consulting firms.
- Have approval for travel to attend the conference. Note: travel and lodging costs are NOT included in this scholarship.
- Scholarship recipients will be required to submit feedback to AESP on what was learned at the conference and how they benefit from it. Recipients are required to attend the New Professionals event on Monday January 21, 2019. We also encourage you to attend a Topic Committee meeting or Chapter event while at the conference. Recipients may also be asked to write an article for AESP, and/or post on social media.
- Disclaimer: Please be aware that by submitting this application, you consent to your photo, video, name, and/or likeness being used, without compensation, in all media, whether now known or here after devised, for eternity, and you release AESP, It’s Successors, Assignees and Licensees from any liability whatsoever of any nature.
If you meet the above qualifications, apply for the scholarship by emailing the following information (please limit responses to 100 words per question), as well as a 50-word biography, to email@example.com by November 9, 2018.
1. How did you first become interested in the energy industry?
2. In what other industries have you worked prior to the energy industry?
3. What other industry conferences (energy or non-energy) have you attended, and what was your level of participation (i.e. attendee, exhibitor, committee member, etc.)?
4. How do you plan to leverage the Annual conference to achieve your goals, both personal and professional?
5. Which pre-conference training course interests you most and why? Please rank them in order of your preference. The courses are:
Marketing EE Programs and Customer Engagement - Monday, January 21 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Electrification – What every DSM Professional Needs to Know - Monday, January 21 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
6. You will be provided a conference ambassador so you can “jump right in.” What type of person do you prefer to be your mentor, any constraints? How do you plan on taking advantage of your mentor’s expertise?
7. I certify that my supervisor will allow travel time to this conference. His/her name is________________________ and can be reached at_________________________.
8. Include the following information so we can contact you, if selected.
9. BONUS QUESTION: Texas is known for its beef. The average Holstein cow produces over 100 pounds of manure a day. On some farms, that energy is being collected and tossed into an anaerobic digester system where it is processed and traditional natural gas is added - the final product is used for heat. Where else could this approach be used to obtain energy efficiency?