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Education : Graduate Program Bioenergy Scholarships


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This program offers scholarships for graduate professional courses in bioenergy - take a look at the bioenergy courses that are available, and envision how you could benefit from taking one of these graduate level, credit-bearing courses.


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Submit your complete application, along with your CV and transcripts, to the NEWBio Graduate Distance Education Scholarship Office at We will let you know if you are selected to receive a scholarship. Access an application form at the link listed below.


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Enroll in your class, and learn from world experts in bioenergy, gaining valuable skills and understanding in this exciting field of study. Since the courses are delivered online, you have the ability to study from wherever you are, and fit your coursework into your schedule.


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Put your new skills and qualifications to the test in the workplace. These courses are designed to provide you with advanced technical understanding, coupled with project development skills -- both which are highly prized in the rapidly growing bioenergy sector.

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About the Program

The NEWBio graduate distance education program provides scholarship support to students wanting to enroll for one of the following online courses from Penn State World Campus:

  1. Bioenergy
  2. Bioenergy Feedstocks
  3. Bioenergy Harvest and Logistics
  4. Conversion Technologies for Bioenergy Production

Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must have completed at least a bachelors degree from a recognized university or college, and must enroll and participate in one of the above courses to receive the scholarship.

What it offers

Students who complete all four graduate bioenergy courses are potentially eligible for a graduate certificate in bioenergy from Penn State. In addition, outstanding students may be eligible to continue onward for a Masters of Professional Studies in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems.


Applications are now being accepted for Spring Semester 2017 Scholarships!. The course available will be FOR 880 - Bioenergy Feedstocks. Spring semester 2017 runs from January 09 to April 28. Applications are due November 1st.


Future opportunities for scholarships will include:


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    Telephone: 814.863.3484

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