Platte River offers scholarship – Estes Park Trail-Gazette


Students interested in a career in the electrical power industry are encouraged to apply for the Roy J. Rohla Memorial Scholarship from the Platte River Power Authority. The annual scholarship of $ 3,000 is offered by the RMEL Foundation and applications must be submitted before February 25, 2022.

“The utilities industry is undergoing a significant transformation and it has never been more important to support the next generation of energy professionals who will play a pivotal role in making this transition happen,” said Jason Frisbie, Managing Director and CEO of Platte River.

In addition to students enrolled in a four-year university or in the process of earning an associate’s degree, the scholarship is also available to high school graduates interested in pursuing studies in electrical energy. All applicants must also have a permanent home address in the four owner communities of Platte River, namely Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont or Loveland.

Students who apply for the Roy J. Rohla scholarship will be added to the National Electric Power Career Startup Directory. The list of each candidate will be shared (with their permission) with hundreds of RMEL member companies, which could lead to internship or employment opportunities within the industry. For more information and to apply for the Roy J. Rohla scholarship, visit rmelfoundation.org/scholarships.

The Platte River Power Authority / RMEL Foundation scholarship is named after Roy J. Rohla, who was an electrical engineer and plant manager at Rawhide Power Plant during his 20-year career at Platte River.

“Roy has learned throughout his life and encouraged his colleagues to continue their studies in order to improve their understanding and to further their careers,” Frisbie adds. “This scholarship allows its legacy to live on among students who share its values. “


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