Students interested in pursuing careers in the electric power industry are encouraged to apply for the Platt River Power Authority Roy J. Ruhla Memorial Scholarship. The annual scholarship of $3,000 is offered by the RMEL Foundation and applications are due by February 25, 2022.
“The utilities industry is undergoing a major transformation and it has never been more important to support the next generation of energy professionals who will be instrumental in executing this transformation,” said Jason Frisby, Platte River’s general manager and CEO.
In addition to students enrolled in a four-year university or working toward an undergraduate degree, the scholarship is also offered to graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing electrical energy studies. All applicants must also have a permanent home address within the four owner communities of Platte River in Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont or Loveland.
Students who apply for the Roy J. Rohla Scholarship will be added to the National Electric Power Career Transition Start Guide. Each applicant’s list will be shared (with their permission) with hundreds of RMEL member firms, which may lead to internships or job opportunities in the industry. For more information and to apply for the Roy J. Rohla Scholarship, visit rmelfoundation.org/scholarships.
The Platte River Power Authority/RMEL Foundation Scholarship is named after Roy J. Rohla who was an electrical engineer and plant manager at the Rawhide Power Plant during his 20-year career at Platte River.
“Roy was a lifelong learner and encouraged his co-workers to pursue educational opportunities to advance their understanding and careers,” Frisby adds. “This scholarship enables his legacy to live on in students who share his values.”