How To Apply: To obtain login credentials for the application website, fill out the request for credentials form. A DEED administrator will respond to you via email.

Login credentials will be issued up to 7 days before the application deadline.

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students attending school at an accredited college/university or vocational institution within the US and must not be graduating within 12 months of the application deadline. Official transcripts must be submitted by the application deadline. 

To learn more about public power careers visit our job videos and the online job board. APPA now offers student memberships.

Reference Material:
Scholarship Application Quick Start Guide & FAQs
Policy Manual
Scholarship Requirements
Students talk about their scholarships
Current DEED projects (student and utility)
Completed DEED projects (student and utility)
List of all DEED Projects (since 1980)
DEED Program Frequently Asked Questions
Student Scholarship Flyer

Other Energy-Related Student Scholarships:

 


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 Checklist and 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 Checklist and 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 Checklist and 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 Checklist and Questions