The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative provides multi-year scholarships and career experience opportunities to qualifying U.S. & Canadian electrical engineering undergraduate students. As long as the scholar continues to meet renewal standards, he or she will receive up to three years of funding interspersed with up to two years of valuable, hands-on career experience. Since 2011, 733 scholarships have been distributed to 466 students within the USA and Canada.
2014 Program Highlights
- Distributed US$445,000 in PES Scholarships to 184 students from 95 universities across the U.S. and Canada. 86 students were first time recipients and 41 students received the scholarship for 3 years (2012, 2013 and 2014).
- 590 students from more than 200 U.S. and Canadian universities submitted an application.
- Selected seven (7) individuals to receive the IEEE PES John W. Estey Outstanding Scholar Award in the amount of $5,000 each, totaling an additional $35,000 in scholarships.
- Identified Schweitzer Meritorious Scholars as supported by Schweitzer Engineering Labs
- Identified PES Scholars at the University of Illinois Champaign supported by the G&W Electric Company
- Over 125 organizations have hired a PES Scholar recipient as part of their internship/ career experience program or for a full time position!
- 2014 Year in Review Highlights – Pictures of PES Scholars (PDF Document)
IEEE PES Careers Website – a valuable resource
IEEE PES Careers is a free service that connects students and employers. A number of companies (including ISO-New England, S&C Electric and Schweitzer Engineering Labs) have posted internship and full time positions (PDF file) on the site. If you are employer and looking for students you can subscribe to the site – Employer’s User Guide (PDF File).
PES Scholar Profile – Steven Rosen
Steven Rosen – Clemson University – Electrical Engineering Major – Graduation Date – May 2016.
I found out that I wanted to study electrical engineering when I took a digital electronics class my senior year in high school. I became so fascinated with the class that I decided to study electrical engineering instead of pre-med. I became interested in the power field when I received this scholarship and accepted a co-op with a power company, Santee Cooper.
My goal is to make a difference in the world by improving the quality of life and creating power solutions in third-world countries.
Being selected as a PES Scholar has given me more confidence and determination to learn more about power engineering and getting one step closer to my goals. College tuition is increasing every year so receiving a great scholarship like this really helps
Please consider making a gift that will help scholars like Steven. You may be able to double or triple the amount of your gift to the Initiative by using your employer’s Matching Gift Program. Make your gift online today to the IEEE Foundation or IEEE Canada Foundation.
Company Profile – G&W Electric Company
G&W Electric is a Platinum Sponsor of the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative. It is G&W Electric Company’s culture of quality, reliability and leadership in the industry that spurred the company to support the PES Scholarship Plus Initiative. G&W’s gift is uniquely designed to provide for scholarships into perpetuity to undergraduate students entering the power field. “G&W products have been proving themselves for many decades and so, we want to ensure that we are doing our part to fill the pipeline with qualified power engineers for generations to come” stated CEO John Meuller. G&W regularly hosts dozens of students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and surrounding schools for tours of G&W headquarters in Bolingbrook, IL. G&W also supports the program by providing internships to aspiring power professionals. (Originally Published 2013 IEEE Honor Roll of Donors)
IEEE Eta Kappa Knu
IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) is the student honor society of IEEE and is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the IEEE-designated fields of interest. We proud to announce that the following PES Scholars are also HKN Members:
- William Duren – Kansas State University
- Jordan Ehren – University of Florida
- Theodore Graves – Stony Brook University
- Matthew Hildreth – Clarkson University
- Ian Jacobsen – Stony Brook University
- Andrew Jennings – South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
- Zachary Langbartels – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
- Patrick McAuliff – Georgia Institute of Technology
- Adam Sumner – Illinois Institute of Technology
- Andri Teneqexhi – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign