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.

 

APPLICATION FORMS

Our projects that offer scholarship 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 $35,000 in financial support has been awarded to local students through the Program.  

In 2020, Aidan Hanrahan and Natasha Hinchcliffe made the move to study at universities in Melbourne with the help of the ACCIONA Waubra Wind Farm Scholarship Program. 

  • A $5000 scholarship will help Aidan study a Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (Extended Rural Cohort) Monash University. He hopes one day to be specialising in rural health to help those in the community who need it most, but commonly receive the least medical attention.
  • Natasha was also awarded a $5,000 scholarship on behalf of the Waubra Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund to study a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University. Natasha hopes to work in agribusiness with local farmers, once she has completed her studies.

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 totaling more than $50,000 to students from the local area. 

In 2020, Elysia Mackay was awarded a Scholarship through the ACCIONA Gunning Wind Farm Scholarship Program.

  • Elysia is studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. The $5,000 scholarship will help Elysia to purchase necessary academic supplies and assist with her living expenses whilst living away from home. Elysia hopes to improve her husbandry and business skills through her studies, and is looking forward to gaining further connections in an industry that she is passionate about.

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 four students with scholarship funding, to a total value of $20,000.

In 2020, Amy Hicks and Alexander Shaw were each awarded a $5,000 through the ACCIONA Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm Scholarship Program.

  • Amy is studying a double degree, Bachelor of Criminology/ Bachelor of Laws, at LaTrobe University.  Amy is passionate about her community and has a strong sense of social justice. Following her studies, she hopes to work in law reform, in order to bring about a more just prison system.
  • Alexander is studying a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne. Alex hopes pursue a career in environmental engineering, ideally reducing climate change impacts and creating long-term benefits for his local and wider community.