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The NEMRA Educational Scholarship Foundation Program
Application status: Closed

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.

Applicants to the NEMRA Educational Scholarship Foundation Program must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 28 and under, of representative members or manufacturer members of National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) and their employees. Members must be in good standing as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the representative member’s or employee’s household or primarily supported by the representative member or employee.
  • High school seniors or graduates, current postsecondary undergraduates, or graduate or doctoral level students, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school or graduate school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Provide 2 references. One from a current NEMRA member firm (representative or manufacturer). The additional reference may be from an educator or employer.

Children of employees of NEMRA are ineligible to apply

Award Amounts

Up to twenty-four (24) awards will be granted each year. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards, with the exception of the Rouzer Award, are for undergraduate, graduate or doctoral study and may be used to pay for tuition, books, lab, fees, or other education related expenses.


Applicants will be notified in December and announced at the NEMRA annual conference. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of NEMRA Educational Foundation. Payments are made in June.

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 of career and educational goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • Two online recommendations

Preference will be given to those applicants who are pursuing post-secondary education in a discipline which targets a career in the electrical industry, such as electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical technician, sales, marketing, finance, human resources, management, logistics, information technology

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of NEMRA Educational Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

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

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and 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. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

Also as part of your application, two online recommendation forms must be submitted on your behalf by November 6, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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