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“Charging Our Future” DEI Engineering Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The National Grid “Charging Our Future” DEI (Diversity Equity and Inclusion) Engineering Scholarship Program supports students from Low and Moderate Income (LMI) communities, providing up to six awards of $10,000 each with a paid internship opportunity to engineering majors.

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 “Charging Our Future” DEI Engineering Scholarship Program must:

  • Be high school seniors, high school graduates, or current college undergraduates residing in New York or Massachusetts
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in New York or Massachusetts for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Be majoring in Engineering*
  • Accept a paid summer internship with National Grid in the summer of 2023

*All Engineering majors are eligible


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $10,000 award. Up to 6 awards will be granted. Awards may be renewed for up to three (3) additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study, full-time enrollment in an eligible major, completion of the paid summer internship each year and continuation of the program by National Grid.

Recipients will be offered paid summer internships to enhance skills and qualifications. Payment of the award is contingent upon acceptance to participate in the paid summer internship. Awards may be considered taxable income to the recipient. Recipients should work with a tax adviser to determine whether or not their award is taxable to them. Payment for internships and scholarship awards will be reported on the recipients’ IRS W-2 forms.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in mid-August.

Payment of Scholarships

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

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 educational and career goals and objectives
  • An online recommendation

In addition to the criteria above, first priority will be given to students who self-identify as Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

Priority will be given to students who participated in any of the following National Grid programs:

  • Grid 4 Good
  • National Grid – Science & Technical Enrichment Program
  • National Grid – Summer Program
  • National Grid – Internship Program
  • National Grid – Project C Program

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. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

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

  • 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.

  • A copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040. Please black out all social security numbers and bank account information.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than July 6, 2022 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

National Grid has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!