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Next Gen Geo Membership with Geothermal Rising
Students with current school ID, transcript, course schedule, or letter from the Registrar from an accredited institution pay just $40 for Geothermal Rising Membership! Memberships expire on 12/31 of the given year.

Membership advantage include access to:

  • Discounted rates for Geothermal Rising Conference and other events such as annual workshops and webinars
  • Discounted advertising in Geothermal Rising publications and online assets
  • Unlimited access to the world's largest online geothermal library
  • Access to the Membership Directory and Yellow Pages
  • Access to the Policy Committee Membership (requires an additional fee)
  • Ability to get involved and serve on Geothermal Rising Committees and Task Forces
Geothermal Rising Scholarships 2024

Geothermal Rising (GR) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2024 GR Scholarship Awards. These awards are open to Graduate and Undergraduate students from a broad array of disciplines related to any aspect of geothermal energy, including but not limited to geosciences, environmental studies, engineering, renewable energy, energy policy, public policy, water rights, and other social sciences. 

To qualify for any of these awards, a student must be a GR member (student memberships are $40 per year). Selection of recipients will be based upon a variety of factors, including the individual’s academic record, student activities, geothermal industry experience, and career goals.

The following awards are available:

Marcelo Lippmann Graduate Scholarship Awards

A long-time GR supporter and former board member, Marcelo Lippmann was a tireless advocate for geothermal energy and a mentor to many. He managed the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s geothermal program from 1985-2000 and authored over 100 technical papers and reports, in addition to serving several stints as an editor for Geothermics. In 2018, the GR Board of Directors voted to name the graduate scholarship awards after him.

Up to Five (5) awards of $3,000 will be awarded. To be eligible for one of these awards, the candidate must be enrolled in a graduate-level program at an accredited academic institution at the time of the award (Spring 2024). International applicants are encouraged, but please review the list of ineligible countries.  The subject of study is flexible and can be anything related to the use or promotion of geothermal energy.  In general, each awardee will be required to submit a paper on his/her research (or research progress) to be published in the GR Transactions and deliver results at the Geothermal Rising Conference as either a poster or oral presentation. If the recipient is unable to attend the conference, a digital option may be coordinated. 

Graduate Applications must include:

  1. Copies of undergraduate, graduate, and all relevant college transcripts.
  2. Two letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional reference(s). 
  3. A reflective essay (maximum 3 pages) discussing the applicant’s background, career goals and objectives, with particular reference to the applicant’s relationship to geothermal energy research and/or development. Please list any geothermal-related student activities, classes, and/or field experiences that you wish to be considered. The essay should include how the applicant intends to use the scholarship money to further their geothermal pursuits. 

Undergraduate Awards 

Up to Three (3) awards of $1,000 with an additional $1,000 gifted to the recipient's University or Department  – These awards are offered as a means of acknowledging exceptional undergraduate students for their early efforts toward, and interest in, geothermal energy. Efforts could include research, outreach, and other related activities. University faculty can nominate students, or a student may self-nominate. To be eligible for one of these awards, the candidate must be a third- or fourth-year undergraduate at an accredited academic institution at the time of nomination (Spring 2024). 

Undergraduate Applications must include:

In the case of faculty nomination, applications must include:

  1. Letter from a faculty nominator describing the nominee’s work related to geothermal energy
  2. One-page reflective essay from the student describing their relationship to geothermal energy
  3. One additional letter of recommendation.  

In the case of student self-nomination, applications must include

  1. One-page reflective essay from the student describing their relationship to geothermal energy
  2. Two letters of recommendation.

How to Submit Applications and Deadline

All applications and nominations must be received no later than Sunday, June 1st, 2024 to be considered. Apply by filling out an online form and submitting your supplementary documents here: 

Please direct questions regarding the GR Scholarship Awards to:

Vanessa Robertson- University and Education Outreach Manager

Winners will be notified and announced in August

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