Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency (DEED) Scholarships Available


The American Public Power Association (APPA) awards several types of scholarships each year to university undergraduate and graduate students as part of its Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) Program.  APPA is the service organization for the nation's community-owned electric utilities.  DEED is APPA's research program that funds innovative, energy related research.

$4,000 Student Research Grants/Internships

A target of ten, $4,000 student research grants/internships are awarded each year to undergraduate/graduate university students to conduct research on an energy-related project or work as an intern in conjunction with a DEED member electric utility who will mentor the student. Up to an additional $1,000 in travel funds are included to attend an applicable industry conference. A mid-project report, final report, and abstract are required.

$2,000 Educational Scholarships

A target of 10 educational scholarships are awarded to high school seniors, high school graduates, and college undergraduates interested in a technical career in the electric utility industry. These scholarships support students pursuing majors that are in short supply and high demand by public power utilities. The student's application must be sponsored by a DEED member who will act as a mentor to the student. 

The web-based scholarship applications open on December 1, 2013 and close on February 15, 2014.  For more information on applying connect to DEED's scholarship information at or contact DEED program staff at 202-467-2942 or DEED@

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