At PPL, we believe vibrant, prosperous communities need educated residents who are ready to tackle today’s problems and find solutions for the future. We believe expanding access to high-quality education benefits society and creates opportunities for a better life.

Brighter Futures

The PPL Foundation will award $1 million in scholarships over the next decade through the Powering a Brighter Future Scholarship program, which aims to advance diversity, equity and inclusion and attract more women and minorities to careers in engineering, information technology, and tech and trade roles.

The scholarship program will award $100,000 annually to individuals pursuing degrees in these fields at qualifying colleges, universities, and technical schools.

PPL Foundation - Powering a Brighter Future Scholarship Program logo

 

Class of 2022

Power Scholars Powerful Tech and Trade
Gianna Coccetti, Northampton Haley Arminavage, Harleysville
Maryssa Erdman, Shamokin Sergio Borrero, Lancaster
Allison Evans, Elizabethtown Austin Ciuppa, Stroudsburg
Marie Flinchbaugh, Lancaster Paige Knowles, Breinigsville
Laura Frederick, Harleysville Rhiannon Roth, Ephrata
Yehoshua Griver, Clarks Summit Nathan Staherski, Ephrata
Sophia Harrill, Manheim Lauren Wehr, East Stroudsburg
Andreas Jaramillo, Kinzers
Bella Kuehn, Minersville
Isabel Marshall, Wyomissing
Rory Oden, Muncy
Lucy Olander, Sugarloaf
Mackenzie Ridilla, Lancaster
Alina Rodriguez, Sinking Spring
Lillian Stehman, Mount Joy

 

Scholar Spotlights

Power Scholars

Nadav G.

“These funds will not only help me tremendously to pay for my higher education but allow me to focus even more on excelling in my studies and becoming the best version of myself,” said Nadav. “You have reminded me, at a time when
the rigorous course work of college seems endless, that hard work pays off and you have inspired me to keep working hard.”

An Aerospace Engineering major, Nadav has made the Dean’s List in his first year at Penn State University.

 

Alina R.

“This scholarship has benefitted me by allowing me to take my focus off of the expenses that students inevitably incur when pursuing further education,” said Alina. “This gives me the opportunity to pursue both my education and extracurricular activities, building my skills and confidence.”

Pursuing a degree in Information Technology at Penn State Berks, Alina’s career goal is to leverage software development skills to help solve problems.

Powerful Tech and Trade

Rhiannon R.

“I’m sincerely honored to be selected as a recipient for the Powerful Tech and Trade Scholarship,” said Rhiannon. “This scholarship has helped me feel a sense of financial security, allowing me to focus more on my studies.”

Having just completed her freshman year at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Rhiannon is majoring in Water and Environmental Technology.

 

Paige K.

“Thank you so much for selecting me to receive this scholarship,” said Paige. “I am very grateful and it is definitely a huge help as I continue my education at Lehigh Carbon Community College in the Construction Management program.

A 2022 Atlantic Coast Champions in Color guard and Let’s Build Construction camp volunteer, Paige is also an author of a plumbing guidebook titled “Plumber Paige – Let’s Replace a Shower Head”.

Scholarships will be available each year to qualifying students enrolled in trade and degree programs. Applications are accepted from January 25 to March 2 every year.

Students graduating with diplomas

Power Scholars

The Power Scholars scholarship program will award 15 scholarships to minority and female students pursuing a degree in Engineering and Information Technology. The $5,000 awards are available to students entering any year of full-time, post-secondary education at a college or university.

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Powerful Tech and Trade

As an energy company, we also place a high value on skilled trades workers. The Powerful Tech and Trade scholarship program will award 10 $2,500 scholarships for minority and female students entering any year of a full-time, post-secondary career training at a community college or technical school in PPL’s Pennsylvania service territory.

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