RMEL Foundation Awards Record 44 Scholarships in 2018

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the RMEL Foundation has awarded scholarships to 30 deserving students pursuing careers in the electric energy industry.  The RMEL Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee received more than 200 well-qualified applications in 2018. 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.

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. 

2018-2019 Craft Scholarship Recipients:

Jason Allen, majoring in High Voltage Lineman, Oklahoma State Univ. Institute of Technology

Carson Bates, majoring in Energy Generation Operations at Southeast Community College

Hayley Bogue, majoring in Energy Generation Operations at Southeast Community College

Tanner Linn, majoring in Utility Line at Northeast Community College

Alexander Lund, majoring in Energy Generation Operations at Southeast Community College

Ned Pozehl, majoring in Utility Line at Northeast Community College

Sheldon Rightsell, majoring in Energy Generation Operations at Southeast Community College

2018-2019 Baccalaureate Scholarship Returning Recipients:

Zachary Churchwell, majoring in Electrical Engineering at University of Wyoming

Zachary Heitkamp, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Benjamin Johnson, majoring in Electrical Engineering at University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Tessa Murdock, majoring in Chemical Engineering at Arizona State University

Mitchell Roberts, majoring in Engineering, Economics at Washington and Lee University

2018-2019 Baccalaureate Scholarship Recipients:

Karissa Bostic, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Washington

John Budde, majoring in Electrical Engineering at North Dakota State University

Sarah Buenrostro, majoring in Civil Engineering at New York University

Anna Chang, majoring in Electrical Engineering at UC Berkeley

Kyle Curry, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Boise State University

Yasser Dbeis, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University

Suzanne Fairbank, majoring in Chemical Engineering at Arizona State University

Haley Greer, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University

Hugo Gutierrez, majoring in Electrical Engineering at New Mexico State University

Benton Haensel, majoring in Software Engineering at University of Colorado, Boulder

Dhruv Luhar, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Arizona State University

Cameron Luker, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University

Logan Mueller, majoring in Business Administration at Buena Vista University

Jessica Peebles, majoring in Chemical Engineering at University of Arizona

Ashley Rothmier, majoring in Engineering at University of Kansas

Isaac Sustar, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Wichita State University

Nicole Swatton, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University

Evan Wetzel, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at University of Colorado At Boulder

Anderson Worcester, majoring in Computer Engineering at Colorado State University

This is the 13th 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 2018 Black & Veatch Scholarship is Devin Keen, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Missouri Science & Technology.

The winner of the 2018 Burns & McDonnell Scholarship is Nathan King, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Boise State University.

The winner of the 2018 Fairbanks Morse Engine Scholarship is Tristan Steiner. Tristan is majoring in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science at University of Wisconsin - Madison.

The winner of the 2018 Kiewit Scholarship is Cierra Cowley. Cierra is majoring in Electrical Engineering at Kansas State University.

The winner of the 2018 Platte River Power Authority Roy J. Rohla Memorial Scholarship is Zachary Christensen, majoring in Journalism/Media Communications at Colorado State University.

The winner of the 2018 South Dakota School of Mines Alumni Scholarship is Tyler Kleinsasser, majoring in Civil Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

The winner of the 2018 Power Engineers Named Scholarship is Connie Wentworth. Connie is majoring in Computer Science & Electrical Engineering at University of Missouri – Kansas City.

The winners of the 2018 SRP Scholarships are Matthew Kosednar, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University, and Jacob Wood, majoring in Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University.

The winner of the 2018 TIC Named Scholarship is Hannah Livingston. Hannah is majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

The winner of the 2018 Ulteig Engineers Inc Scholarship is Matthew Penne. Matthew is majoring in Electrical Engineering at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

The winner of the 2018 Zachry Group Scholarship is Adam Long, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University Of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

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 2018 Friends of RMEL Named Scholarship recipient is Abel Gonzalez. Abel is majoring in Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Over the past 18 years the Foundation has awarded 320 scholarships totaling $743,500.  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 Silent Auction, Spring Conference Golf Outing and the RMEL Foundation Golf Tournament. To learn more about the RMEL Foundation, visit www.RMEL.org.

Congratulations to all this year’s scholarship recipients.