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Scholarships are available to those starting or continuing their college or trade school education and adults seeking second career training. EPUD will award up to five (5) $3,000 scholarships totaling $15,000 in 2020 to students interested in pursuing utility industry careers.

EPUD’s 2020 EmPOWERing Scholarship Program is now open.

Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we are extending the scholarship application deadline until further notice. To be notified via email once a deadline date has been reestablished, please enter your information below:

2020 EmPOWERing Scholarship Email List

Please enter your name and email address to receive notifications regarding the 2020 EmPOWERing Scholarship program.

Graduating high school seniors or adults who have graduated high school or received their GED from an accredited educational institution may apply. High school or college transcript must show an accumulated 2.0 GPA at minimum. Scholarships will be awarded to five EPUD customers or their family members who are attending a college, university, or trade school in 2020.

The electric utility industry employs a broad range of people with widely varying skills and trades, including line work, tree trimming, engineering, energy efficiency, accounting, communications, graphic design, customer service, and human resources, and many others. An EmPOWERing Scholarship can help you further your education and learn the skills that may lead to a utility career in the future.

Apply for an EPUD EmPOWERing Scholarship

To apply for one of five $3,000 scholarships, please submit an application and the required attachments. Application may be submitted electronically (see form at the bottom of this page) or download the application and mail/deliver it with the required attachments to the following address:

EPUD Scholarship Committee, 33733 Seavey Loop Road, Eugene, OR 97405

Application, transcript, resume, essay, and photo must be received by 11:59 p.m. on April 15, 2020 . Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Applicants will be notified of their scholarship status by June 2020.  The 2020 EmPOWERing Scholarship application deadline has been extended until further notice.

Scholarship monies will be distributed to the institution selected by the scholarship recipient.

Questions? Email us or call 541-746-1583.

2020 EmPOWERing Scholarship Application

Apply for an EmPOWERing scholarship and upload required documents.
  • You must provide this information if the applicant does NOT live in the EPUD service area, but the relative/guardian does.
  • You must provide this information if the applicant does not NOT live in the EPUD service area, but the relative/guardian does.
  • Attachments

    EmPOWERing scholarship applications will be scored in the following manner: Resume - 50 percent Essay - 50 percent
  • Accepted file types: pdf, png.
    Attach a certified Lane County high school or college transcript with an accumulated GPA of at least 2.0 OR a GED certificate from an accredited Lane County educational institution/program.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, png.
    Attach a current resume outlining your activities and work experience.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, docx.
    Write and attach a letter of no more than 500 words stating how your field of study could benefit the electric utility industry.
  • The following educational institutions qualify for the EPUD Utility Industry Scholarship. Please indicate which you have chosen or write in an accredited educational institution. Scholarship monies will be distributed to the institution selected by the scholarship recipient.
  • Please list the college or vocational school/program name.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png.
    Please attach a clear, recent photograph of the applicant’s head and shoulders. Selfie photographs are discouraged. (Photo is for use in EPUD publications and/or social media posts if applicant is selected as a scholarship recipient and is unavailable to have his or her photo taken at a later time. Photo is not provided to the scoring committee and does not impact applicant’s score.) The maximum file size is 50 MB.
    Please check as many that apply.
  • Electronic Signature

    Thank you for your application! Applicants will be notified of their scholarship status by June 2020. Scholarship monies will be distributed to the institution selected by the scholarship recipient.
  • Please enter your full name.