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

The National Grid “Charging Our Future” DEI (Diversity Equity and Inclusion) Engineering Scholarship supports students from Low and Moderate Income (LMI) communities, providing up to seven awards of $5,000 to $10,000 each with a paid internship opportunity to engineering majors.

We strongly encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to apply, including but not limited to; Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Female or non-binary (any race or ethnicity), Repressed socioeconomic opportunities, Disabilities.

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 “Charging Our Future” DEI Engineering Scholarship 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 two-year or four-year college or university in New York or Massachusetts for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Be majoring in Engineering*
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or above (on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent)
  • Accept and complete a paid summer internship with the National Grid in the summer of 2025.

All Engineering majors are eligible.


Up to seven (7) awards will be granted as follows:

  • Awards of $5,000 to applicants attending a two-year college for the upcoming academic year. These awards are renewable up to one (1) additional year on the basis of satisfactory academic performance, full-time enrollment in an eligible major and completion of the paid summer internship each year.
  • Awards of $10,000 to applicants attending a four-year college or university for the upcoming academic year. These awards are renewable up to three (3) additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance, full-time enrollment in an eligible major and completion of the paid summer internship each year.

Sponsor will determine how many awards will be granted each year based on college type.

NOTE: If a recipient switches from a two-year college to a four-year college or university or vice versa, their award amount and the number of years in which they can renew will be adjusted in accordance to the parameters detailed above. Recipients who change from a two-year college to a four-year college/university mid-year are not eligible for an award adjustment until the following year.

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 July.

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 of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

In addition to the criteria above, first 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
  • Clean Energy Academy

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

Scholarship America will select scholarship finalists based upon the criteria noted above with approval from National Grid. 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 on which the student is claimed as a dependent. Please black out all social security numbers and bank account information.
  • A copy of the student’s resume.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 27, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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