Emerald PUD Offers Scholarships Totaling $15,000

Emerald People’s Utility District (EPUD) 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,” Angelini said.

“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.

Eligibility Requirements

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 Patty Jo Angelini, EPUD public relations coordinator.

Deadline & Application

Individuals may apply online on our EmPOWERing Scholarships page or call (541) 746‐1583 to request an application. The deadline to submit an application is 11:59 pm 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.