DP&L and Vectren invest in the next gen with energy scholarships


The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L) and Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio (Vectren) are offering three scholarships to high school seniors planning to work in the energy industry.

The scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each, will be granted for college tuition and expenses to deserving students who demonstrate outstanding energy knowledge and leadership, and an interest in continuing their studies in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or energy-related fields.

Scholarships are available to students pursuing any higher education including a 4-year degree, 2-year degree or advanced training programme.

The scholarships will be facilitated by the Ohio Energy Project, a non-profit energy education organisation that also works with DP&L and Vectren on their energy efficiency programmes and activities, including the annual Energy Fair.

The Energy Fair, which will be held February 26 and 27 at Wright State University, allows high school students to teach younger students about energy efficiency through hands-on experiments and activities.

Students applying for the scholarships must be graduating seniors, residents of DP&L or Vectren’s service territories and members of families who are DP&L or Vectren customers.

Students must also demonstrate involvement in STEM or energy-related classrooms, school or community activities or programmes.

The deadline for applying for a scholarship is April 15.

Scholarships will be presented at Ohio Energy Project’s Youth Energy Celebration on May 8, 2019 at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium or at the applicant’s school.

Information about the scholarships is being distributed to local area schools. To download an application, visit ohioenergy.org.