One Energy Enterprises, an industrial power company, has funded a total of $210,000 in scholarships to local students since the inception of its Megawatt Scholarship program four years ago. Submissions are now being accepted for the next round of Megawatt Scholarships.
One Energy installs utility-scale wind turbines at commercial and manufacturing facilities, and with each turbine it builds, One Energy offers a $5,000 annual scholarship in conjunction with its customer. The scholarships go toward local high school seniors pursuing two-year or four-year degrees in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).
Current partners include Ball Corporation, LafargeHolcim, Valfilm North America, and Whirlpool Corporation, with scholarship opportunities available to more than fourteen counties.
“We are a company that uses science, technology, engineering, and math every single day – we believe STEM education is vital to developing our nation’s future industry leaders," said Jereme Kent, CEO of One Energy. “We hope these scholarships encourage more students to consider in-demand careers in the fast-growing renewable energy sector.”