(Photo, from left: Evan Clark, Jacob Harold, Ty Mendoza, Daniel Rogers, Garren Taylor)

Emerald People’s Utility District (EPUD) Board of Directors recently recognized the five recipients of the 2017 EmPOWERing scholarships.

The scholarship is awarded to individuals interested in pursuing a rewarding career in the utility industry. They are available to high school seniors and adults interested in pursuing second-career training in the utility industry.

“Our scholarship winners demonstrate the depth of talented youth growing up and living in our communities,” said Emerald PUD board president Kevin Parrish. “We are pleased to support them as they continue their educational journey.”

“Their accomplishments include volunteering, school involvement with sports and clubs, and outstanding academic achievements,” he said.

The recipients and their families attended an Emerald PUD board meeting to accept the $1,250 award and celebrate their accomplishments.

The recipients of the 2017 EmPOWERing Scholarships are:

  • Evan Clark, Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Jacob Harold, Oregon State University
  • Ty Mendoza, Northwest Lineman College – Lineworker Training Program
  • Daniel Rogers, Oregon State University
  • Garren Taylor, Vocational Outside Line Training Academy (VOLTA) – Lineworker Training Program

Emerald PUD has offered annual scholarship opportunities to its customer-owners and their family members since 1990.