2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Linda Latham Scholarships

2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Linda Latham Scholarships



"Through the connections I was able to make at the conference, I have not only been encouraged to continue my work in energy research, but I have also found doors opened that will allow me future research opportunities that I hadn't previously even realized were possible." -Efrie Friedlander, University of Michigan

"What a great conference, I've learned a ton!" -Erin Harris, East Carolina University


2012 Summer Study Scholarship Recipients

Left-to-right: Efrie Friedlander, Jonathan Hymer, Erin Harris, Mustafa Sahin, Lara Gale

Dasa Majcen, Jessica Jones, Hui-Shin Wong, Katie Ackerly

Not Pictured: Jaxon Love and Beth Karlin



The Linda Latham Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Linda Latham who served as ACEEE's Chief Operating Officer until her untimely death in September 2011. Linda believed that students bring talent and creativity to the field of energy efficiency, especially if we provide a venue to inspire and educate them.

To have been eligible, the applicant must have been an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university whose course work is related to energy/energy efficiency, climate change, environmental science, or a related field of study, and who is considering a career in energy/energy efficiency. "Latham Scholars" were exposed to new ideas and opportunities while interacting with energy efficiency experts from around the world. In turn, Summer Study attendees were able to meet these exceptional students—a reciprocal opportunity for all!

For the 2012 Summer Study, the Linda Latham Scholarship Fund awarded scholarships to students at three different scholarship levels. Level I awardees received a full conference registration, housing and meals, and up to $500 of their transportation costs. Level II scholars received a full conference registration and housing and meals. Level III winners received a full registration to the conference. We had more Level III scholarships available than we had Level II scholarships, and more Level II scholarships than Level I. Therefore, chances of selection were highest at Level III and lowest at Level I.

Applicants had the ability to apply via our online application or through direct email. Applications needed to be submitted with the required attachments that included a copy of the applicant's Student ID and proof of student status(unofficial transcript/enrollment for current semester). Applications were reviewed and chosen by a committee of ACEEE staff.

Please contact scholarships@aceee.org if you have any other questions. To read about the 2010 scholarship recipients, visit http://www.aceee.org/blog/2010/08/aceee-student-scholarship-winners. For more information about past programs at the Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, see http://www.aceee.org/conferences/ssb/past.