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PRPA opens applications for Rohla scholarship – BizWest

FORT COLLINS Students interested in pursuing careers in the electric power industry can now apply for the Platt Energy Authority’s Roy J. Rohla Memorial Scholarship.

According to information from PRPA, the annual scholarship of $3,000 is made through 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 carrying out that transition,” said Jason Frisby, Platte River’s general manager and CEO, in a press release.

In addition to students enrolled in a four-year university or working toward an associate’s 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.

Roy J. Rohla was an electrical engineer and plant manager at the Rawhide Power Plant during his 20-year career at Platte River.

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