Five OSU-ECE undergraduates receive prestigious scholarships

Posted: December 31, 2014

The PES Scholarship Plus Initiative™ supports the most promising future engineers in power and energy.  Recipients are high-achieving undergraduate students in electrical engineering programs who have committed to exploring the power and energy engineering field through both coursework and career experiences.  PES regional volunteer leaders select recipients following the application submission period ending in June of each year.  Within a few years, these promising students will graduate with the knowledge and career experience necessary to begin making an impact across the power and energy industry.

Seeking the Best

All scholarship recipients are:

  • Declared undergraduate students of electrical and computer engineering
  • Enrolled at accredited universities in the U.S. or Canada
  • High achievers with strong GPAs and distinctive extracurricular commitments
  • Committed to exploring the power and energy field
  • Committed to enrolling in at least three power engineering courses
  • Eager to explore the field through career experiences
  • U.S. or Canadian citizens and permanent residents

The 2014-2015 Awardees

One hundred and eighty-four (184) PES Scholarship recipients were
selected from the 590 individuals who applied for the scholarship.

These undergraduate students are majoring in electrical engineering,
are high achievers with strong GPAs with distinctive extracurricular
commitments and are committed to exploring the power and energy field.
These scholarships are made possible due to the generous donations
of individuals and corporations to the IEEE Power & Energy Society
Scholarship Fund of the IEEE Foundation.

Awardees at OSU-ECE for 2014-2015, including projected graduation year

Jamison Arline, 2015
Benjamin McCray, 2015
David Scherer, 2015
Mary Scherer, 2017
Matthew Wolfe, 2016

As a special acknowledgment...

Mary Scherer was found to be the best awardee in IEEE Region 2,
and therefore, she is one of the seven John W. Estey Outstanding
PES Scholars for 2014-2015.

Mary Scherer, Ohio State University – Region 2 (Mid-Atlantic USA)

Mary is expected to graduate in May 2017 with a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a minor in Humanitarian Engineering. She is the Secretary of the IEEE Student Branch Chapter at Ohio State University. She also served on three project teams for Engineers for Community Services, providing technological assistance to food pantries and individuals in the Columbus community. She has been an active member of the Women in Engineering Outreach and Service and Casual Connect groups, and has volunteered with OSU STEM Education Outreach. Taken from…

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