Demonstration of Energy-Efficient Developments (DEED) Program -- Scholarships

Funding Agency:
American Public Power Association

Four types of scholarships are offered — educational scholarships, student research grants, student internships, and technical design projects.

As a DEED member, you may apply for a student internship, which funds an intern to carry out an energy research project at your utility. If approved, you must recruit a student for the internship. Your utility may also sponsor a student who has applied directly to DEED and wins a scholarship.

Students — high school seniors through graduate students — accepted or enrolled full-time in technical/trade schools or accredited colleges and universities are eligible to apply for all scholarships.

There are two application deadlines each year: February 15 and October 15. The online application is open at least two months before each deadline. 

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Only students studying in energy-related disciplines from accredited colleges or universities in the U.S. or Canada are eligible. Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, or citizenship.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

February 15, 2023