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The PowerScout Smart Energy Home Scholarship Award

At PowerScout, we’re passionate about making it easier for people to use clean energy. With our innovative technology that analyzes power usage more accurately, our team can save homeowners money by switching to solar (and accurately estimate solar panel costs), and we want to show students that clean energy can save them money, too. For this reason, the company is pleased to offer two (2) students (per year) the “PowerScout Smart Energy Home Scholarship Award” of $500 toward the cost of tuition.

While energy usage may be the last thing on college students’ minds, PowerScout knows that energy usage habits developed during this time period will play a significant role in how students think about energy later in life. If students learn to appreciate the importance of energy decisions today, they will be empowered to make conscious decisions about their energy usage in the future.

Scholarship Details


Any current, full-time student of an accredited American/Canadian university or college, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is eligible. There is no age requirement.


To apply for the scholarship, applicants must write an essay (~1000 words) and/or create a video (~2 minutes) about a clean tech topic of interest. Example topics include (but are not limited to) clean energy, climate change, smart home innovations, and energy efficiency. Submissions that use data are recommended. (The EIA has a wealth of information on energy and the environment.) Students may submit both an essay and a video, but each applicant is only eligible to win one award.

There are two application periods: spring and fall.

Spring Due Date: April 1st, 2018

Fall Due Date: October 1st, 2018

Email your essay and/or video to: Submissions must include your full name, contact information, and school you will be attending.


Essays will be reviewed by the PowerScout Smart Energy Home Scholarship Committee and the winner will be announced within 2 weeks of the due dates. The winners will also be notified via email.


Two awards each worth $500 will be awarded annually (one in spring, one in fall). The scholarship will be sent directly to the school’s financial aid office.

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Scholarship funds are to be used for tuition and books only. Once awarded, a check will be written to the recipient’s enrolled school and credited for academic costs. Unlike solar energy, the scholarship award is non-renewable and only good for one semester cycle. By submitting an application, the applicant grants PowerScout the right to publish any and all written material submitted as part of the essay. The applicants personal information will not be shared with any third parties.

Announcing the 2017 Winners!

PowerScout is pleased to announce that the winners for 2017 are:

Spring 2017: Lauren Brooking (Colorado School of Mines)

About Lauren:

My name is Lauren, I’m 24 years old and a student at Colorado School of Mines. I am studying Chemical Engineering and want to use my education to develop new, more sustainable consumer products that people would rather buy over traditional plastics in consumer goods.

Fall 2017: Alex Carney (University of Arizona)

About Alex:

My name’s Alex and I am a sophomore criminal justice and computer science student at the UofA. I hope to use my education to help bring positive energy to my community. I am incredibly grateful to PowerScout for helping me achieve my goal of graduating debt free.

Thank you so much to everyone who applied. We received a lot of excellent applications.