Skip to main navigation.

“Engineers of the Future” Scholarship

The Glenn English National Cooperative Leadership Foundation has created a $2,000 scholarship opportunity, the “Engineers for the Future” scholarship, through the foresight and generous contributions of the IEEE: Rural Electric Power Committee (REPC).


With IEEE:REPC’s support and vision, the Foundation hopes to support future engineers that will help define and solve the electric utility challenges of the future.

Important 2017 Application Dates:


  • Applications will be made available on February 01, 2017
  • Applications will close at 11:00 P.M. EST on April 1, 2017


Application Link:


Please read on for other additional application criteria and information.

Eligibility Requirements


  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an ABET, 4-year program of electrical engineering or electrical engineering technology, and have at least a ‘B’ average in major subjects.
  • Major GPA will be considered in both eligibility and scoring.
  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student.
  • Applicant must have already received academic credits equal to at least one year of college.*
  • Scholarship criteria will credit extracurricular activities in the engineering field including, but not limited to, participation in:
    Science fairs | MathCounts | FFA | 4H | Boy Scouts | Robotics | Computers, and other similar activities which enhance and/or promote engineering skills.



Essay Requirement Information


  • Essays are not to exceed 1,500 words
  • Applicants are to describe, in detail, their desire become an electrical engineer with an emphasis in electric power and why the preference is to pursue this career at an electrical utility serving a rural area.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the unique challenges facing Rural America in the electric utility industry and how the applicant will potentially address these issues as an engineer.
  • OPTIONAL – Applicants may also submit a 3-5 minute YouTube video detailing the same issues listed above. Applicants who choose to opt out of the optional video submission will not be penalized.
  • Through the essay and/or video submission, candidates must demonstrate:
    – A commitment to the electrical engineering profession
    – A passion for improving rural communities through engineering knowledge and skills

*Individuals pursuing a second undergraduate degree and/or any higher degrees are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Powered by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Logo