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2012 PSEG Engineering Scholarship Program
PSEG is offering a scholarship to graduating high school seniors who are residents of New Jersey and interested in pursuing a degree in engineering.
Please note: we are no longer accepting applications for the 2012 cycle
(closed May 11, 2012).
Specifically, applicants should intend to major in one of the following fields:
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering
Recipients must enroll full-time in an engineering program at an accredited college or university.
Scholarships will be granted to up to 6 New Jersey high school seniors. The student must have attended high school in New Jersey for at least 3 years. Each recipient will be awarded a $24,000 scholarship stipend. The awards will be distributed to the winners of the competition over a 4-year period: $6,000 per year, per student.
PSEG Foundation may require recipients to:
1) volunteer in a PSEG sponsored educational event in New Jersey,
2) consider visiting a high school to speak about the PSEG Engineering Scholarship and their
career intentions, and
3) consider making a statement for publication about how the program affected their education and
In addition to the scholarship stipend, PSEG Engineering Scholars will:
1) Be invited to tour PSEG facilities and meet practicing engineers within the Company,
2) Be invited to volunteer alongside PSEG employees for important community events and programs,
3) Be matched with a current PSEG employee for a mentoring relationship, and
4) Be invited to apply for a summer internship opportunity following completion of his/her sophomore year.
Selection Criteria for “PSEG Engineering Scholars”
PSEG Engineering Scholars should have a passion for engineering. The student should demonstrate knowledge of the energy industry and exhibit a strong aptitude in math and science as evidenced by courses, grades, and participation in extra-curricular activities related to engineering.
This scholarship is seeking the student with an “extra dimension” which can often be demonstrated through extracurricular activities. It considers both “well rounded” people who have contributed in many different ways to theirschools or communities as well as those who have pushed a single endeavor to the highest level of recognized achievement. Extra-curricular successes can come in virtually limitless forms. Examples include but are not limited to athletics, community service, media and journalism, and the visual and performing arts.
PSEG Engineering Scholars must demonstrate financial need. The scholarship’s mission is to help excellent students with financial need to face less educational debt on graduation. This scholarship will enable a student to have more time to concentrate on the academic and extra-curricular opportunities which made them PSEG Engineering Scholars in the first place.
Financial need will be determined by examining the information provided by each student on the “Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR consists of questions that are designed to collect information about family income and assets. As a result of filing the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance, the student will receive a copy the Student Aid Report. Please copy the SAR and send it to ETS Scholarship & Recognition Programs (SRP).
Your responses to the essays “Based on your current scientific interest and your planned college major, describe the kind of work that you plan to be doing in 10 years, both in your career and your community; specifically comment on how you could potentially contribute to the energy industry” will play an important role in your being selected a PSEG Engineering Scholar. These essays provide an opportunity for you to demonstrate your interest and knowledge of the engineering field and how you believe that you will impact the engineering field. These characteristics may be qualities either supported or not supported by other documentation in your application materials.
Scholarships are awarded based quantitative and qualitative information on the following criteria:
- Career interests
- Aptitude and interest in pursuing a major in engineering
- Future goals
- Academic achievement and merit
- Community service
- Leadership experience
- Financial need will be considered
1) Be a resident of New Jersey, who attended high school in state for the prior three years
2) Be a graduating senior who plans to enroll full-time in an undergraduate course of study in engineering at an accredited college or university
3) Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0
4) Be seeking a career in the energy industry and demonstrate an aptitude in math and science
5) Students must demonstrate financial need. A copy of your processed Student Aid Report must be submitted.
For more information about FAFSA contact www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Note: Children and family members of PSEG employees ARE eligible to apply as long as they meet these requirements.
Please note: The deadline was May 11, 2012. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2012 cycle.
- Official high school transcript
- Letter(s) of Recommendation – one personal and one academic
- A copy of your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)
An independent scholarship committee composed of academicians who are familiar and experienced at evaluating student credentials will review the applications. The selection committee is appointed by SRP. Employees of PSEG or the PSEG Foundation are not part of the selection process. The evaluations of this committee will be used to select the PSEG Engineering Scholars.
How to Apply
Upon receipt of this brochure, please do the following:
- Complete the attached Scholarship Questionnaire and sign the top of page four.
- Print a copy of your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR).
- Provide one (1) personal recommendation.
- Give these materials to your high school guidance counselor or another school official, who will complete page four of the Scholarship Questionnaire, provide one (1) academic recommendation, and submit the
application materials to SRP.
- All materials should be submitted to:
PSEG Engineering Scholarship
ETS Scholarship & Recognition Programs
PO Box 6730
Princeton, NJ 08541
Continuing Eligibility/Renewal Requirements
The PSEG Engineering Scholarship requires an annual review of your award. In April of each year SRP will send a letter to each recipient requesting confirmation of your enrollment plans and requiring the submission of an academic transcript. The scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time and can renew their scholarship (renewal for three years), or until completion of a bachelor degree, whichever comes first. Students must maintain an academic level for a 3.0 grade point average in order to qualify for a renewal.
In addition, PSEG Engineering Scholars are expected to exhibit satisfactory citizenship in both the academic community and in the community at large. They may not be on any form of academic or civic probation, suspension, or judicial reprimand.
Should you have questions, you can contact ETS Scholarship & Recognition Programs at (609) 771-7878 or email@example.com.
All materials submitted to support a scholarship application are used only in the selection process. The folder of a scholarship recipient will remain in active status during the period the scholarship is in force and SRP will retain it for one year thereafter. All information is confidential and available for reference by SRP and as appropriate by PSEG.
By signing and submitting the application, the applicant expressly consents to permit ETS, its third party service providers, and PSEG to transfer among themselves, and to use, the information, including personal information, submitted with the application/questionnaire, solely for the purposes stated herein.
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