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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 the “PowerScout Smart Energy Home Scholarship Award” of $1,000 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.

Applications will be taken on a rolling basis. Email your essay and/or video to: by November 30, 2017. 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 on the PowerScout website on December 15, 2017. The winners will also be notified via email.


Two awards each worth $1,000 will be awarded annually. Each semester (spring and fall), both recipients will receive a $500 scholarship to the institution of their choice. 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:

  • Lauren Brooking (Colorado School of Mines)
  • Alex Carney (University of Arizona)

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