GGA announces Winner of 2013 Fred Haley Memorial Scholarship!
The Geysers Geothermal Association (GGA), a non-profit trade association which is comprised of the various companies that constitute the geothermal industry in Lake, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, is pleased to announce the winner of the Fred Haley Memorial Scholarship. a scholarship awarded to a high school senior who has relatives that are directly involved and spend a majority of their working time in Geysers Geothermal field. The scholarship will be for $3,000. The scholarship program is one of the ways the GGA endeavors to be of service to the geothermal community
Selection of recipient was based upon the student's academic record, student activities, citizenship and an evaluation of the renewable energy related essay question.
This year's winner is Aaron Miller, a senior at Healdsburg High School!
Healdsburg High School senior Aaron Miller will be awarded The GGA 2013 Scholarship at the GGA Summer Barbecue June 20. The $2,500 scholarship was recently upped to $3,000, our largest yet. Scholarship chair Louis Capuano III said all five applicants were top rate, with the lowest GPA at 3.8 and the highest 4.6, making it difficult to choose. After careful grading, his team selected Aaron.
To be eligible, all applicants must have a relative who is directly involved with The Geysers and has spent a majority of his or her working time in Geysers geothermal work. Aaron’s father, Mike Miller, is a mechanical engineer at The Geysers, having started there with PG&E 24 years ago. He’s been with Calpine since 1999.
Reading through Aaron’s application, it’s
easy to see that he enjoys learning and doing. With a GPA of 4.6,
his student transcript (college prep courses) is filled with A’s,
with the exception of three B pluses.
Excel Program, SOMA, Healdsburg Area Science
Fair, and Anthropological Studies program. Regarding college, Aaron
wrote that he’s aiming for an
Please note that there is no formal application form for applying for this scholarship. The application must include:
Current transcript through seven semesters of high school.
List of student activities including offices held.
List and brief description of all extracurricular and/or community activities.
Statement of verification by the applicant's school counselor.
One-page statement (essay) by the applicant about their future goals.
Brief statement by the applicant's relative describing their work relationship to The Geysers Geothermal Field.
One-page essay answering the following question. “What renewable energy sources could economically supplant fossil fuels for future power generation?”
Louis Capuano III
GGA Scholarship Committee
2455 Bennett Valley Rd. Suite A112
Santa Rosa , CA 95404
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