Thursday, September 22, 2016

New Zealand: $5,000 Scholarship for Geothermal Energy Students

Applications open for engineering tertiary study scholarships (Eastland Group)

Eastland region university students have until 31 October to apply for Eastland Group’s annual tertiary study scholarship.

The scholarship offers $5,000 to students studying engineering, and comes with the possibility of paid holiday work with the company.

Group chief executive Matt Todd said a new category of engineering study had been added to the scholarship conditions for 2017.

"Our aim is to select students studying subjects that complement Eastland Group’s business and operations. Therefore, applicants must be studying civil, mechanical or electrical engineering. This year - given our long-term commitment to geothermal energy - we have added chemical and process engineering to the mix as well."

Eastland Group owns the 9 MW GDL geothermal power plant, and expects its new 25 MW Te Ahi O Maui geothermal project to be operational in 2018. Both plants are located on the Kawerau geothermal field in the Bay of Plenty.