Robert Sather Memorial Scholarship


The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the Renewable Fuels Foundation will offer up to six (6) scholarships for students and young professionals to attend the National Ethanol Conference.  The scholarships to fully cover the registration fee, hotel, and up to $500 in airfare to attend the NEC, taking place Feb. 19-21, 2024, in San Diego, California. Awardees will be responsible for all other costs associated with travel to/from the conference, including meals.


Application Deadline has passed.


About the Scholarship

Now in its 15th year, the program is named in honor of Robert “Bob” Sather, an educator who helped found RFA member company Ace Ethanol in Wisconsin. Sather was a past Chair of the Renewable Fuels Foundation. The aim of the Bob Sather Memorial Scholarship is to reach young adults aspiring to a career related to ethanol and open new doors and present new perspectives on biofuels’ place in our world today and beyond. The program provides eligible applicants with opportunities to hear from and engage with top industry leaders, policymakers, and academic and technical experts.


About the Renewable Fuels Foundation

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.