EAP Awards Early 2021 Student Scholarships

Congratulations to Samantha Jurvich, Maitreyee Marathe, and Zachary Thomas, who were selected as early awardees of the 2021 EAP Student Scholarships. We look forward to their involvement in the Energy Analysis & Policy program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison throughout the coming years!

The 2021 round of EAP scholarships is made possible by the generosity of Wes and Ankie Foell and Summerdale, Inc. and awards $2,500 to incoming or current graduate students who choose to enroll in the EAP program in spring or summer 2021. In addition to the early awardees, up to eight EAP Student Scholarships will be awarded by September. One of the EAP Student Scholarships, made possible by Summerdale, Inc., will be specifically awarded to a student whose graduate studies bring together the fields of energy and health.

If you — or someone you know — might be interested in joining the interdisciplinary Energy Analysis & Policy graduate certificate program, please visit the EAP Student Scholarship page to learn how to apply for the program and this exciting scholarship opportunity. To be considered for this scholarship, please apply by September 10, 2021.


Samantha Jurvich is an incoming MPA student at the La Follette School of Public Affairs. Before joining the EAP program, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola University Chicago’s Interdisciplinary Honors Program with a degree in English (BA). She served as the Loyola Student Environmental Alliance’s Community Partnerships Chair and has a strong interest in environmental justice.

Maitreyee Marathe is a graduate student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. She is advised by Prof. Giri Venkataramanan and is a student member of the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC). She completed her undergraduate studies in India, where she worked with grassroots organizations for rural electrification. Her graduate work is on microgrids and their applications to remote electrification and resilient energy solutions for home healthcare.

Zachary Thomas is an incoming MS student in the Nelson Institute’s Environment and Resources program. As a research assistant for Dr. Morgan Edwards, he will examine the effects of corporate venture capital on cleantech startup growth and its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions reduction. He began researching cleantech innovation at the Center for Global Sustainability at the University of Maryland after graduating in 2019 with a BS in Physics and a BA in Government and Politics. Zach is a 2021­­­­­­­­­­­–2022 Weston Distinguished Graduate Fellow.