DEED Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $4,000
Awards Available: 11
Award Deadline: Oct 15, 2024

DEED offers three types of funding for students to pursue energy-related careers: lineworker and technical education scholarships, student internships, and student research grants. Check out our scholarship options online, career videos highlighting several job options in public power, use APPA's online job board to see current openings, and consider the benefits of student membership in the American Public Power Association.


Student applicants must be attending or planning to attend an accredited vocational institution, lineworker school or two to four-year college/university within the U.S. and must not be graduating within 12 months of the application deadline.


DEED offers two scholarship application cycles each year. Application deadlines are February 15 and October 15. Email to request login credentials to begin your application through our web-based scholarship application site. Official transcripts as well as the application must be submitted by the application deadline.

Lineworker and Technical Education Scholarships

These scholarships support the education of students working toward lineworker and other 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, checklist, and application questions.

  • $2,000 per scholarship paid directly to the student’s university.
  • Spring Application Cycle: December 1 - February 15
  • Fall Application Cycle: August 1 - October 15

Student Internships

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

  • $4,000 plus up to $1,000 in travel funds to attend an applicable conference.
  • Spring Application Cycle: December 1 - February 15
  • Fall Application Cycle: August 1 - October 15

Other Energy-Related Career Opportunities & Scholarships

RMEL Foundation - Electric energy industry scholarships

International Lineman’s Rodeo - Lineman scholarships

Center for Energy Workforce Development

American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) - AABE grants scholarships at local chapters and national levels in a variety of career areas.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) - SWE scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited Bachelor or graduate student programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science in the United States.

IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative - Power and energy engineers work with some of today’s most exciting technologies, developing solutions to problems that affect our lives and lifestyles. First-year students are encouraged to apply for the PES Scholarship.

American Nuclear Society - Scholarships are granted to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students alike and will be awarded at the beginning of each school year. Evaluation is based upon numerous factors, including academic preparation (GPA and test scores), awards, honors, leadership within the ANS, references, and career goals and objectives.

Southeast Community College - Southeast Community College is located in Milford, NE, and offers scholarships for AAS degrees in Energy Generation Operations.

Directories of Accredited Technical/Post-Secondary Programs

Database of Postsecondary Institutions and Programs - The accreditation database is brought to you by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE).

Directory of Accredited Institutions - The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) Directory includes information on approved vocational programs.

How to Apply:

Sallie Mae "No Essay" Scholarship

Deadline: Jul 31, 2024
The $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and any US Territory age 17 or older at the time of entry, and who meet one (1) of the four (4) following eligibility requirements at the time of entry:A parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited...

Be Bold Scholarship

Deadline: Aug 01, 2024
The "Be Bold" Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. It takes less than 2 minutes to apply.To us, boldest does not mean "best", or "most accomplished". Being bold means being:A) EarnestB) DeterminedC) MovingThe scholarship will be awarded to the student whose profile is most bold, according to these characteristics.Furthermore, the...

Niche Scholarship

Deadline: Jul 31, 2024
Covering the cost of college expenses for four years without writing a single essay? Sounds too good to be true.It isn't with Niche. We are giving one student $10,000 to help pay for tuition, living expenses, books, and other educational expenses.Who Can ApplyAll high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in...

The Future is Now Scholarship

Deadline: Sep 28, 2024
The Lenny Scholarship offers $1,001 US to support young individuals aged 16 and above, enrolled in college and residing in the US or India. Automatic disqualification may occur for multiple applications.EligibilityYou must be a resident of the US or IndiaYou must be 16 years of age or olderYou must be enrolled in a college

SP Scholarship

Deadline: Jul 31, 2024
The SP College Scholarship program was created to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays.To be eligible for the Scholarship you must be:A) At least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.B) A legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.Thus...

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship.This scholarship...

ScholarshipOwl No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: Jul 29, 2024
ScholarshipOwl is your source of relief from the dreaded application process. We put students on the fast-track to success by providing direct access to the scholarships they need the most. Take the hassle out of financial aid and maximize your chance at a free ride in college. No matter how much funding you need for school, we have the opportunities...

Common App Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 30, 2024
To encourage students to spend more time preparing for the Common App, Scholarship Guidance has created an annual scholarship to reward students.To be eligible for the Scholarship Guidance "Common App Scholarship" a student must:A) Be in Grade 11 or Grade 12B) Be attending college or university no later than October 1, 2026.C) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater...

10 Words or Less Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 15, 2024
Scholarship Eligibility:A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2025.B) This scholarship is provided by In order to apply for our scholarship follow these instructions:1. Go to and place a comment on any post you see answering the question:In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve...

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Deadline: Aug 01, 2024
Each year the makers of TYLENOL award annual scholarships to well-deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare. 30+ years later, we’re proud to continue a tradition that supports those dedicated to a lifetime of caring for others.TYLENOL is proud to award 10 students with $10,000 scholarships and 25 students with $5,000 scholarships.The Application Deadline is August 1, 2024. Winners to be...