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WINNER: Abigail Fisler, Dickinson College

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Now in its seventh year, the NEC Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Foundation and the Renewable Fuels Association, seeks to attract students of higher learning who wish to pursue a career related to ethanol. By offering scholarships that waive the conference registration fee, this program provides eligible students with opportunities to hear from and meet with top industry leaders, policy makers and academic and technical experts. The aim of the program is to reach aspiring ethanol advocates and open new doors and present new perspectives on biofuels’ place in our world today and beyond.

Scholarships are available to students in higher education to attend the National Ethanol Conference. Scholarships cover the cost of the conference registration fee – an $895 value – making the conference free to the winners.  Recipients are responsible for all other costs associated with travel to the conference, including airfare, ground transportation, hotel and meals.

The Renewable Fuels Foundation (RFF) is dedicated to meeting the education, research and strategic planning needs of the U.S. fuel ethanol industry. The goal is to assure a growing healthy renewable fuels industry well into the future. The focus of the RFF is toward academia, industry and public policy makers as we address issues related to new users, new feedstocks and new technologies that will impact the future of ethanol. For more information visit