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$2,000 grant sponsored by Clean Fuels Alliance Foundation open for student scientists

Updated: Apr 25, 2022

Student scientists can qualify for up to a $2,000 award through the Beth Calabotta Sustainability Education Grant. The Clean Fuels Alliance Foundation established this grant in 2018 to assist deserving full-time students interested in science, research, and biodiesel sustainability.


Kayla Kittrick was awarded the Beth Calabotta Grant in 2020. “The Beth Calabotta Grant helped me to realize the impact of women in science,” Kittrick said. “This grant gave me the opportunity to be mindful in the direction I chose, that I did have a place in biodiesel and that the industry was diverse and welcoming. I know that the grant is not only for women in science, but it was a personal goal of mine to share biodiesel with more women and girls.”

To qualify, students must complete an online grant application and, if awarded the grant, commit to participate in the Biodiesel Sustainability Workshop and related activities scheduled for Nov. 1-2 in St. Louis, Missouri. Grant funds must be used for participation in the workshop with the remaining funds applied toward academic expenses. Other eligibility requirements and full criteria are available on the grant homepage. Applications are due June 30. The grant winner will be announced mid-August.

About the grant Beth Calabotta had an unquenchable love for agriculture and life sciences. Later in her career, Calabotta’s efforts focused almost solely on the development of biofuels as viable energy alternatives to conventional fuels. Based on her work, the foundation and the Clean Fuels Alliance America board want to continue building on the idea that adopting innovative technologies and diversifying markets will produce environmental benefits that can be documented through research and data.

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