NORFOLK – Northeast Community College students will be earning scholarship funds through a renewable energy company.
According to a release from Bluestem Energy Solutions, the company announced the launching of the Bluestem Renewable Energy Scholarship starting in the fall of 2022.
Bluestem Energy Solutions is a developer, owner and operator of renewable energy generation projects. The annual $1,000 scholarship is being aimed toward Northeast Community College students with an interest in career paths in the renewable energy industry.
The 2022 scholarship recipient is Mitchell Edwin Jacobs, who plans on entering the Wind Energy Technology program.
The Bluestem Energy Solutions scholarship is open to Northeast Community College students in the program of Wind Energy Technology, Electrical Construction and Electromechanical Technology. One student per year will receive the annual Bluestem scholarship by applying to Northeast’s Online Scholarship Application. Bluestem will then award the $1,000 scholarship to the winner, whom will be announced each year at the beginning of the fall semester.
Dr. Tracy Kruse, Vice President of Development & External Affairs with NECC said, “we are proud to be able to work with Bluestem to be able to offer this scholarship. We have many students who apply for scholarships that we are not able to support. Working with employers like Bluestem who benefit from a highly skilled workforce is a win-win situation for everyone. With their support, we are able to get more students through the pipeline.”
With the new Bluestem Renewable Energy Scholarship, Bluestem hopes to promote education and help students join the growing renewable energy industry. The company aims to support Northeast students in their ambitions to begin careers in the renewable energy industry.
Mitch Hyde, Director of Operations at Bluestem added, “we believe that the next generation will play an important role in shaping our country’s future, especially when it comes to the energy transition. We’re excited to do our part to grow the workforce for the renewable energy field.”
For more information on Bluestem Energy Solutions, who has offices in Omaha and Norfolk, visit bluestemenergysolutions.com.