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National Grid Electric Worker Scholarship
Live application window: December 20, 2024 through March 13, 2025 3:00 pm Central Time

National Grid has established a scholarship program to assist those who plan to continue their education at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York.

The 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.

Applicants to the National Grid Electric Worker Scholarship must:

  • Be current high school seniors or have a high school diploma or individuals who have received their GED
  • Plan to enroll in part-time or full-time at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC)* in Troy, New York for the upcoming academic year** to obtain one of the following:
    • Electrical Construction Maintenance (AOS) Degree; or
    • Overhead Electric Line Worker Certificate

*Academic requirements for HVCC:

  • *Technical Standards
  • The academic program entrance requirements are:
    • Algebra or 1 unit of academic math (70 or above in the course). Additional math courses are recommended
    • High school overall average of 70 or above

**Certification programs must be a minimum of one semester/term in length and applicants must be enrolled at the time awards are disbursed in August


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $9,000 award. Up to 8 awards will be granted.

Provided there are qualified applicants, preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as a member of one or more of the following underrepresented groups in the industry:

  • Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (any gender)
  • OR

  • Female (any race or ethnicity)

Awards must be used at HVCC for one of the following programs:

  • Electrical Construction Maintenance (AOS) Degree*
  • Overhead Electric Line Worker Certificate**
    • *Recipients pursuing an Electrical Construction Maintenance (AOS) Degree may renew their award one (1) additional year on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and continued part-time or full-time enrollment at HVCC towards an Electrical Construction Maintenance Degree.
    • **Awards are one-time only for recipients pursuing an Overhead Electric Line Worker Certificate

Awards are for undergraduate and certificate program study only.


All applicants will be notified in late-April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of National Grid. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement on why the applicant is pursuing a degree in Electrical Construction Maintenance (AOS) or certification to be an Overhead Electric Line Worker
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances (if applicable)
  • Financial need

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of National Grid play a part in the selection.

Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040. If you are a dependent student, you will need to use your family’s returns and black out all social security numbers.
  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display:
    • Student name
    • School name
    • Grades
    • Credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

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.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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