Graduate Program in EME - EME Graduate Awards

At the beginning of each spring semester, all EME graduate students are invited to apply for the graduate awards offered by the department. Eligible students are notified by email when the open application period begins.
 
To be successful, a candidate must be an outstanding full-time graduate student studying fuel science and/or coal utilization topics in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering. While the selection process will typically emphasize exceptional performance in all course work, candidates are encouraged to bring to the attention of the selection committee other factors of a scholarly nature showing specific accomplishments or powerful and unique intellectual breadth.
 
To be considered for these awards, students must submit a complete application packet. The packet must include:

  • A completed application form
  • A current resume
  • A transcript of grades (unofficial is acceptable)
  • An application letter containing a statement of qualifications and an explanation of the link you have to the research areas designated by each award

 
Description of Individual Awards:
 
Charles B. Darrow Award in Fuel Science
Consideration for this award shall be given to students enrolled in the Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) Graduate Program who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, with preference being given to students engaged in the study of coal utilization.
 
Robert and Leslie Griffin Award in Fuel Sciences
Consideration for this award shall be given to students enrolled in the Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) Graduate Program who are engaged in the study of fuel science; who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement; and who are U.S. citizens.
 
Frank and Lucy Rusinko Graduate Fellowship in Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering
Consideration for this award shall be given to students enrolled in the Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) Graduate Program who are engaged in the study of fuel science and who exhibit academic excellence.
 
Frank J. Vastola and Ruth J. St. Clair Vastola Graduate Scholarship
Consideration for this award shall be given to students enrolled in the Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) Graduate Program whose research utilizes computational methods in energy or fuel conversion.