The Duke Energy Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist dependents of Duke Energy Corporation employees and retirees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.
Applicants to the Duke Energy Scholars Program must be:
Employees who are members of the Enterprise Leadership Team (ELT) at the time of application are not eligible to have their dependents apply for scholarships.
Up to 25 awards of $5,000 each will be granted for students attending 4-year colleges or universities.
Up to 15 awards of $2,500 awards will be granted for students attending accredited two-year colleges or vocational-technical schools.
All awards are one-time awards and are non-renewable
Awards will be used toward payment of, and may not exceed, standard costs of tuition, room, board, books and fees, as established by the school, college or university. Transcript fees, dorm dues, post office fees, extra-curricular activities and other special fees are not included in the scholarship.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
All applicants will be notified in March. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Duke Energy Foundation.
Payments are made in one installment on July 26.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Preference given to first-generation students
Financial need will not be considered.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Duke Energy Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Duke Energy Foundation reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately (not required if attending two-year colleges or vocational-technical schools). If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 3, 2023 4:00 pm Eastern Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically