Emerald People's Utility District is accepting applicants for its $15,000 annual scholarship program. Five $3,000 scholarships are available in 2019 to individuals to attend college or utility industry career training.
Students pursuing a career that could be of value in the utility industry are encouraged to apply. ”We draw on skills and expertise from many different professions. Students interested in careers in line work, communications, design, accounting, customer service, energy efficiency, power resources and business should consider applying for our scholarship,” said Patty Jo Angelini, EPUD public relations coordinator.
”A wide range of customers can apply for these funds. These scholarships are for senior high school students looking to start college, returning college students and others looking for second-career education or training,” Angelini said.
Scholarship applicants must:
■ Be EPUD customers or family members attending a college, university or trade school
■ Have graduated high school or received their GED from an accredited educational institution
■ Provide a school transcript showing an accumulated GPA of at least 2.0 if they are high school graduates or college students
■ Be planning to pursue a career that could be of value in the utility industry.
”Our utility originated from the communities we serve, so it is important that we give back. Providing opportunities for our customers and families to continue their education is one way we do this,” said Angelini.
Individuals may apply online at www.epud.org or call 541-746-1583 to request an application. The deadline to submit an application is 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2019. Scholarship winners will be announced in mid-May.
Emerald PUD has offered annual scholarship opportunities to its customer-owners since 1990. This is the eleventh year Emerald PUD has offered the scholarship to adults interested in pursuing second-career training as well as high school seniors.