RMEL Foundation Awards Record 47 Scholarships

For the 2019-2020 academic year, the RMEL Foundation has awarded scholarships to 48 deserving students pursuing careers in the electric energy industry. With students applying from across the United States and pursuing many worthwhile degrees and careers in the electric energy industry, it was very difficult for the committee to select the recipients out of such a high caliber pool of applicants.

RMEL Members have access to the RMEL Foundation’s Electric Energy Career Jump Start Directory, which is a vetted list of scholarship applicants companies can use in their search for interns and job candidates. If you’d like a copy of the list, contact info@rmel.org.

Recipients were selected based upon their goals for their future in the industry, motivation, academic achievements and service to their community and school. 

2019-2020 Craft Scholarship Returning Recipient:

Carson Bates, majoring in Energy Generation at Southeast Community College

2019-2020 Craft Scholarship Recipients:

Shane Campbell, majoring in Energy Generation Operations at Southeast Community College     
Kyle Casper, majoring in Lineman Program at Pratt Community College - EPT      
Nathan Hemje, majoring in Energy Generation Operations at Southeast Community College        
Jacob Lantis, majoring in Lineman Program at Northeast Community College          

2019-2020 Baccalaureate Scholarship Returning Recipients:

Abel Gonzalez, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University         
Hugo Gutierrez, majoring in Electrical Engineering at New Mexico State University         
Nathan King, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Boise State University 
Jennifer Mack, majoring in Architectural Engineering at University of Nebraska at Omaha           
Logan Mueller, majoring in Business Administration at Buena Vista University     
Tessa Murdock, majoring in Chemical Engineering at Arizona State University      
Mitchell Roberts, majoring in Engineering, Economics at Washington and Lee University 
Ashley Rothmeier, majoring in Engineering at the University of Kansas     

2019-2020 Baccalaureate Scholarship Recipients:

Joseph Canterbury, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University       
Jesus Espinoza, majoring in Electrical Engineering at West Texas A&M University           
Aiyana Harr, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University          
Kyle Jones, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah 
Tristan Ott, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Missouri University of Science & Tech           
Blake Rose, majoring in Electrical Engineering at University of Washington                 

2019 High School Graduates Receiving 2019-2020 Baccalaureate Scholarships:

Gregory Boudreau, majoring in Electrical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology      
Isaac Bromley-Dulfano, majoring in Electrical Engineering at University of Michigan       
Tyler Colenbrander, majoring in Electrical Engineering at CalTech  
Cameron Dellamano, majoring in Engineering at Colorado State University           
Andrew Doten, majoring in Electrical Engineering    Rochester Institute of Technology    
Alexander Gambill, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Missouri University of Science & Technology  
Jaden Ranzenberger, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines       
Jeremiah Sanchez, majoring in Electrical Engineering at the University of New Mexico     
Jennifer Zhu, majoring in Computational and Applied Mathematics at University of Chicago         

This is the 14th year the RMEL Foundation has offered named scholarships.  The named scholarship program accepts donations and provides scholarships on behalf of the donor.  If your company would like to consider a scholarship please contact RMEL at (303) 865-5544. 

The winner of the 2019 Black & Veatch Scholarship is Devin Keen, majoring in Mechanical Engineering/ Engineering Management at the University of Missouri Science & Technology (Returning Recipient).

The winner of the 2019 Burns & McDonnell Scholarship is Connie Wentworth, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Missouri University of Science & Technology (Returning Recipient).

The winner of the 2019 Kiewit Scholarship is Cierra Cowley, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Kansas State University (Repeat Recipient).

The winner of the 2019 Lana and Jim Malone Scholarship is Yasser Dbeis, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University (Returning Recipient).        

The winner of the 2019 Mitsubishi Hitachi named scholarship is Haley Ripps, majoring in Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University.          

The winner of the 2019 Platte River Power Authority Roy J. Rohla Memorial Scholarship is Benjamin Beauvais, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Colorado State University.

The winner of the 2019 Power Engineers Named Scholarship is Ryan Miller, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Montana State University, Bozeman (Returning Recipient).

The winners of the 2019 South Dakota School of Mines Alumni Scholarship are Andrew Klingaman, majoring in Electrical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines & Technoloyg and Christopher Mentele, majoring in Electrical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

The winners of the 2019 SRP Scholarship is Matthew Kosednar, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University (Returning Recipient).

The winner of the 2019 TIC Power Named Scholarship is Kaitlyn Butler, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Kansas State University.

The winners of the 2019 Tucson Electric Power/UNS Energy Scholarships are Alejandro Hidalgo, majoring in Pre-Engineering at Pima Community College, and Mike Snyder, majoring in Engineering at University of Arizona.

The winner of the 2019 Ulteig Engineers Inc. Scholarship is Rebecca Franzen, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Iowa State University.

The winner of the 2019 Zachry Group Scholarship is Brittany Nelson, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University.

The RMEL Foundation appreciates all of the corporate and individual support of the Foundation’s mission to promote the power industry.  We have a special group of individuals, Friends of RMEL.”. This group of individuals who gave even more to the Foundation after competitive bidding at the end of the Silent Auction at the 2018 Fall Convention. The 2019 Friends of RMEL Named Scholarship recipients are Jason Allen, majoring in High Voltage Lineman at Oklahoma St. University Inst. of Tech, Zachary Churchwell, majoring in Electrical Engineering at the University of Wyoming (Returning Recipient) and Maria Salzetti, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah.

Long-time RMEL Foundation Board Member Mike Jones, SRP, is leaving the Board in 2019. Mike has been instrumental in growing the RMEL Foundation Scholarship Program, and RMEL honored Mike with a scholarship in his name. The 2019 Mike Jones RMEL Scholarship was awarded to Dario DeDonato, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Northern Arizona University.

Over the past 19 years the Foundation has awarded 366 scholarships totaling $851,250.  The RMEL Foundation is proud to award funding to these deserving students for continued education in the electric energy industry. The scholarship donations have been established through individual and corporate donations, as well as contributions from the Fall Convention Auction, Spring Conference Golf Outing and the RMEL Foundation Golf Tournament. To learn more about the RMEL Foundation, visit www.rmelfoundation.org.

Congratulations to all this year’s scholarship recipients.