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ThinkEnergy Fellows program offers scholarships, mentorship, project support and more

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. Undergraduates interested in a nuclear focus can also apply for a $10,000 ThinkNuclear scholarship.

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 internships or full-time employment by the end of the spring semester.

The deadline to apply for this program is April 17.

Questions can be directed to Jonathan Steirer, the ThinkEnergy program manager, at

Learn more about the program and apply.