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First Wind has announced that 16 scholarships have been awarded to college-bound students as part of the 2013 First Wind Scholars program. The awardees reside in communities where the company currently has a project in operation or an advanced stage of development. The 2013 recipients were selected from applicants and represented project host communities in Hawaii, Maine, New York, Utah, Vermont and Washington. A total of $65,000 in scholarships  will be committed, notes First Wind.

The First Wind Scholars program, now in its fourth year, offers one-time, $3,000 college scholarships to high school seniors in communities where the company has a project in operation, construction or in an advanced stage of development. One $5,000 scholarship, renewable for four years, is awarded to a standout applicant from the competitive pool. Rysen Otomo from Wailuku, Hawaii, won a cumulative $20,000 scholarship and plans to attend Stanford University in the fall.

"Our scholarship award program has gained momentum over the years, and this year we couldn’t be happier to have received a record number of applications from exceptional high school students in the communities where we develop and operate wind projects," says Carol Grant, First Wind's senior vice president of external affairs.

For a complete list of winners, click here.

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