How To Apply: To obtain login credentials for the application website, contact DEED@PublicPower.org and provide your contact details, date of graduation and the name of the DEED member utility you wish to contact to sponsor your scholarship. For TDP applicants a sponsor will be assigned if you are approved for a scholarship.

Educational Scholarships

Provides funding to support the education of students working toward technical careers that are in short supply and high demand by electric utilities. A DEED member utility must sponsor your application. Review the Educational Scholarship Requirements; Educational Scholarship Application Questions.

  • $2,000 per scholarship paid directly to student’s university.
  • Deadline: February 15 and October 15 each year.

Student Internships

These paid internships provide work experience at an electric utility sponsored by a DEED member utility. Review the Student Internship Requirements; Internship Application Questions.

  • $4,000 plus up to $1,000 in travel funds to attend applicable conference.
  • Deadline: February 15 and October 15 each year.

Student Research Grants

These student grants provide funding to support research in an energy-related project sponsored by a DEED member utility. Review the Student Research Grant Requirements; Research Grant Application Questions.

  • $4,000 plus up to $1,000 in travel funds to attend applicable conference.
  • Deadline: February 15 and October 15 each year.

Technical Design Projects (TDP)

Provides funding to support students working on a technical project of interest to electric utilities, especially engineering students working on their senior project. Review the Technical Design Project Requirements; Technical Design Project Application Questions.

For more information, visit the APPA’s website.