DEED Funding for Students

Substation Design Competition

Think you have what it takes to design the electrical substation of the future? DEED has partnered with MindSumo to introduce our substation design competition.

You must be a full-time student at an accredited university or college to enter. $1,600 in prize money will be shared among the top 50% of submissions.

Scholarships

DEED offers four types of funding for students — educational scholarships, student internships, student research grants, and technical design projects.

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

To apply, start by requesting login credentials through the request for credentials form. Login credentials will be sent to you via email up to 7 days before the application deadline.

Educational Scholarships

Scholarships support the education of students working toward technical careers that are in high demand by electric utilities. Students talk about the benefits of a DEED scholarship. A DEED member utility must sponsor your scholarship application. Review the scholarship requirements and checklist.

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

Student Internships

Paid internships provide work experience at a participating DEED member utility. Review the internship requirements and checklist.

  • $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

Student grants provide funding to support research in an energy project sponsored by a DEED member utility. Review the student research grant requirements and checklist.

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

Technical Design Projects

Technical Design Projects 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 and checklist.