Applications open for the 2024-2025 ThinkEnergy Fellows cohort

Created in 2015, the ThinkEnergy Fellows program is the Great Lakes Energy Institute’s premier student energy and entrepreneurship program. Open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students, this yearlong fellowship provides $2,000 scholarships to undergraduates, $5,000 awards to master’s students, and $10,000 awards to PhD candidates.

ThinkEnergy Fellows work in teams to design and prototype groundbreaking energy solutions while creating a business plan and aiming to commercialize their technology. Part startup incubator and part research accelerator, ThinkEnergy provides mentorship and project support while facilitating powerful connections with experts in industry, government, and academia through conference travel and weekly Think Tank meetings with innovators and leaders. 

In addition to this support, fellows receive assistance in securing internship or full-time employment by the end of the spring semester. Questions can be directed to ThinkEnergy Program Manager Jonathan Steirer at

Complete the application online by April 18 to be considered for the next cohort.