PES Scholars

Future Power and Energy Leaders

The PES Scholarship Plus Initiative supports the most promising future engineers in power and energy. Recipients are high-achieving undergraduate students in electrical engineering programs who have committed to exploring the power and energy engineering field through both coursework and career experiences. PES regional volunteer leaders select recipients following the application submission period ending in June of each year. Within a few years, these promising students will graduate with the knowledge and career experience necessary to begin making an impact across the power and energy industry.

All scholarship recipients are:
  • Declared undergraduate students of electrical and computer engineering
  • Enrolled at accredited universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or Canada
  • High achievers with strong GPAs and distinctive extracurricular commitments
  • Committed to exploring the power and energy field
  • Committed to enrolling in at least three power engineering courses
  • Eager to explore the field through career experiences
  • U.S. or Canadian citizens and permanent residents

PES Scholarship Awardees

Since 2011, 1,172 scholarships have been distributed to 723 individuals attending 188 universities across the USA, Canada & Puerto Rico.   A few facts regarding these outstanding students:

  • Most Recipients in one year - 230 
  • 20% (148) of the recipients are female
  • 17% (124) of the recipients received the scholarship for 3 years

PES Scholars by Year

  • 2011 - 93
  • 2012 - 224
  • 2013 - 224
  • 2014 - 184
  • 2015 - 209
  • 2016 - 230

Please contact a PES representative to discuss how your organization can involve PES Scholars in your student work experience program.