Supporting education

We are proud to invest in local students and education through our scholarship program

ACCIONA implements an annual Scholarship Program at our sites when they enter the operations phase. Each year, we are proud to provide a one-time scholarship of $5,000 to a student wishing to undertake tertiary study that will benefit their community. Scholarship recipients are selected through an application process, and preference will be given to those studying engineering, science or agricultural based courses.

Our projects that offer scholarship funding

MacIntyre Wind Farm

ACCIONA Energía also has a scholarship offering through the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). This year, the scholarship was awarded to Jordarna Deithe. 17-year-old Jordarna should be completing Year 12 in 2022, but instead, completed the Tertiary Preparation Program as an accelerated pathway into university and is beginning her Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science at USQ’s Toowoomba campus. The second recipient for 2022 is Natalie Coote who started a Bachelor of Education (Primary) as an online student from her hometown of Goondiwindi.

Our projects that offer scholarship funding

Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm

Applications for the Scholarship Program at Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm are open from December - March each year. The Scholarship is a one-off payment of $5,000, awarded to a student planning to undertake tertiary studies that will be of benefit to their community. Since the Program kicked off in 2018, ACCIONA has supported six students with scholarship funding, to a total value of $30,000. In 2021, Maggie Lee Hallifax and Stella Harrington were each awarded a $5,000 through the Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm Scholarship Program. Maggie is studying a Double Degree in Engineering and Science at Monash University. Maggie has a strong interest in renewable energy and would like her future work to involve sustainable living. Maggie says the scholarship will assist her by relieving some pressure so she can focus more on her learning. Stella is studying a Double Degree of Biomedical Science and Applied Public Health at Australian Catholic University and is hoping to pursue a career in public health. Stella acknowledges that climate change is a public health issues, and is interested in renewable energy as a way to improve environmental sustainability.

Our projects that offer scholarsorship funding

Waubra Wind Farm

Applications for the Scholarship Program at Waubra Wind Farm are open from December - March each year. The Scholarship is a one-off payment of $5,000, awarded to a student planning to undertake tertiary studies that will be of benefit to their community. Since the wind farm entered the operations phase, more than $45,000 in financial support has been awarded to local students through the Program. In 2021, Tess Watson was the recipient of funding as a part of the Waubra Wind Farm Scholarship Program. Tess is currently studying an engineering degree at Monash University and has used the scholarship money to cover her living costs since moving to Melbourne. Tess hopes her studies will enable her to work on innovative projects that use new technologies to deal with some of the biggest problems facing our planet, including climate change.

Our projects that offer scholarship funding

Gunning Wind Farm

Applications for the Scholarship Program at Gunning Wind Farm are open from December - March each year. The Scholarship is a one-off payment of $5,000, awarded to a student planning to undertake tertiary studies that will be of benefit to their community. The Program commenced in 2013, and since then, ACCIONA has provided scholarship funding totalling more than $55,000 to students from the local area. In 2021, Milli Duncan and Thomas Bell was awarded a Scholarship through the ACCIONA Gunning Wind Farm Scholarship Program. Milli Duncan is receiving a $2,500 scholarship and is studying a Bachelor or Archaeological Services. Thomas Bell is studying a Bachelor of International Relations and a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics and would like to pursue a career in international relations and diplomacy. Tom is eager to work in an international institution where he can address the greatest problems faced by Australia and the global community. He is receiving a $5,000 scholarship and says this money has helped him to reduce his working hours so he can focus more on study.