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Wondering how to fund your electrician training? Scholarships can help those pursuing careers in the electrical trades cover their education expenses.

TWS Scholarship Requirements:

Students of the Electrical Applications program must meet two requirements before they can apply for an electrical scholarship:

  • Meet all regular requirements for admissions.
  • Have a training start date.
  • Changing your training start date could result in the loss of your scholarship.
  • TWS places students in shifts or classes based on their availability. You cannot transfer an electrical scholarship from one class or shift to another.

Scholarships for Electrical Trades Students

The American Public Power Association’s Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Development (DEED) Educational Scholarship ($2,000)

Created in 1940, the American Public Power Association is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization working to advance the public policy interests of its members and their customers. Among its goals are to ensure reliable, adequate electricity to members at a reasonable price and without harming the environment. The group represents community-owned electric utilities that power over 2,000 towns and cities throughout the countryi.

The Association offers educational scholarships through its research program, Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED). The aim of the program is to introduce students to career opportunities in public power, particularly those in short supply and high demand, by supporting their entry into trade school programsii.

What Is It?

Educational and Lineworker Scholarships are available for students pursuing training in careers that are in demand among electric utilities. The award amount is $2,000 for each scholarship. This is paid directly to your school. Each applicant must be sponsored by a DEED member utility in order to be eligible for the scholarshipiii.

When Is It?

The application deadline for the DEED Educational and Lineworker Scholarship is October 15 and February 15 each yeariii. The online application is available at least two months prior to the application deadlineii.

Who Can Apply?

  • High school seniors, graduates or trade school students.
  • Residents of countries with at least one DEED member.
  • Students pursuing certificates that could lead to careers with electric utilities:
    • Electric lineworker
    • Utility line technician
    • Power plant technology technician
    • Electrical power technology technician
    • Electrical linework technology technician
    • Electrical distribution systems technician
    • Power generation technologies technician
    • Renewable power generation technologies technicianiv

How to Apply?

  • Step 1: Click here during the months the application is available online. You’ll be asked to complete a brief questionnaire and select a DEED member sponsor. The organization recommends choosing a utility near your school.
  • Step 2: DEED administrative staff will send the contact information for your DEED member
    sponsor and your login credentials. Visit here, enter your username and password and then choose the scholarship you would like to apply to.
  • Step 3: Twice per year DEED board members meet, usually April/May and
    November/December to select scholarship winners. While you’re waiting to hear back,
    contact your DEED sponsor to get to know them and share your educational and career goals. Prepare for your first meeting like you would for a job interview. Plan what you’ll say about your knowledge and interests. Remember to act professionallyii

Have Questions? We’re Here to Help

Our Financial Aid Advisors are here to help you with the scholarship application process. We can answer any questions you may have, help fill out forms and provide enrollment verification letters.
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