The Grainger Scholars Award Program

Applications for the 2024 Grainger Awards are due on March 15, 2024.

The Grainger Scholars Award is given annually in Spring in the amount of $3,000 for junior undergraduates who are entering their senior year and $6,000 for current co-terminal students or students entering our Masters or PhD programs. Eligible students must have a concentration in energy sources and systems, especially electric power.

The goal of this Award is to prepare our graduates to enter the electric power industry or to conduct research in electric power. This industry is undergoing major changes with the development and integration of renewable energy sources and smart grids. Now is the time to contribute and change the world. 


  • US Citizen
  • Major or concentration in electric power or energy sources and systems.
  • GPA > 3.0

Please submit the following:

  • A letter of application describing in depth the applicant’s specific interest in electric power and energy, including career goals.
  • Current CV or resume (include citizenship)
  • A current transcript


Applications due:  March 15, 2024 (send to

Contact: Prof. Meng Wang (

Senior students are eligible to receive the award for a second year if they go on for a Masters degree. Masters and PhD students are eligible for one year only.

Award Recipients