2019/2020 IEEE PES Scholarship Recipients Announced

Rick Pieper, Chair of the IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative, a Signature Program of the IEEE Foundation, announced that 135 high-achieving undergraduate electrical engineering students were recognized as 2019-2020 PES Scholars. These students represent 78 universities across the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico, and were selected from 326 applicants. Pieper said, “The students will receive a financial award, one year of IEEE PES student membership and have the opportunity to be mentored by leading professionals in the power and energy industry. We are excited as they begin to explore a career path that ensures the electric grid is maintained & transformed to accommodate society’s changing needs.”

Robert Kerestes, PhD, with 2019 IEEE PES Scholars Nathan Carnovale, Eli Brock, Sabrina Nguyen, Anthony Popovski, Elizabeth Rager and Nolan Scanlon.

Robert Kerestes, PhD, with 2019 IEEE PES Scholars Nathan Carnovale, Eli Brock, Sabrina Nguyen, Anthony Popovski, Elizabeth Rager and Nolan Scanlon.

The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus John W. Estey Outstanding Scholar Award is distributed annually to the top PES Scholar in each of the six IEEE U.S. regions and Canada. This award has been made possible by the support of the S&C Foundation and is named after John W. Estey, past Chief Executive Officer of S&C Electric Company. The 2019/2020 IEEE PES John W. Estey Outstanding Scholars are:

  • Forest Atchison  – University of North Carolina – Charlotte
  • Nathan Carnovale – University of Pittsburgh
  • Jacob Collins – University of Utah
  • Quyen Hoang – University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • Ziyi Ma – University of Toronto
  • Max Milone – Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Matt Stoel  – South Dakota State University

Schweitzer Meritorious Scholars

Through the generous financial support of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) and SEL’s advocacy for excellence in power engineering, the following students are recognized as a “Schweitzer Meritorious Scholar.” Only individuals selected as a 2019‐2020 recipient of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Scholarship Plus Initiative Scholarship are eligible to be considered for this recognition.

  • Reg 1 – Joseph DiBenedetto – University of Connecticut
  • Reg 2 – Mikayla Trost – York College of Pennsylvania
  • Reg 3 – Tan Tonge – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Reg 3 – SuchetaMalladi – North Carolina State University
  • Reg 4 – Ava Kelly – Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Reg 4 – Aaron Ustes – University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Reg 4 – Thomas Nguyen – University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Reg 5 – Hayden Dillavou – Kansas State University
  • Reg 5 – Zouheir Obeid – University of Houston
  • Reg 6 – Isaac Forest – Arizona State University
  • Reg 6 – Nicole Swatton – Arizona State University
  • Reg 6 – Emily Ellwein – Gonzaga University
  • Reg 6 – Hayden Saalfeld – Gonzaga University

Since the program launched in 2011, 1,691 scholarships have been awarded to almost 1,000 students at more than 175 universities across the USA, Canada & Puerto Rico.

Visit the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus website for more information & a list of recipients.

PES Scholar recipient Blaise Gassman - University of Dayton, 2020

PES Scholar recipient Blaise Gassman – University of Dayton, 2020