For full-time CBE students approximately $1200
Selection Criteria for Scholarship:
- The scholarship is available to full-time University of Idaho students in the College of Business and Economics. Preference will be given to female and minority candidates.
- Specific criteria:
- Declared major in the College of Business and Economics
- Achieved at least junior status by end of spring semester (58 credits)
- Minimum 3.0 overall GPA
- The recipient will be selected in the spring by the Executive Director of the Utility Executive Course. One half of the scholarship award will be paid at fall semester registration and one half at spring semester registration.
The Electric Power Industry:
A $298-billion industry, the electric power industry is vital to the U.S. economy. In terms of gross
output, it is one of the country’s largest industries, surpassing the pharmaceutical, airline, and natural
gas industries. In addition to providing reliable electricity, America’s electric companies support local
economic development efforts in thousands of communities across the nation. They contribute to the
growth, strength, and stability of these communities by paying billions of dollars in tax revenue,
employing more than 400,000 workers, and providing a variety of public service programs.
(Edison Electric Institute,“Key Facts About the Electric Power Industry”).
Today’s industry faces major challenges including rising fuel costs, increasing demand and
climate change. Industry CEO’s rank regulatory certainty, climate change, infrastructure investment,
aging workforce, reliability and transmission, and siting among the biggest challenges they face. (GF
Energy 2007 Electricity Outlook, June 18, 2007)