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Duke Energy Scholars: Investing in Our Future

The Duke Energy Scholars program awards 15 college scholarships of up to $5,000 each per year to dependents of our employees and retirees. The scholarships are merit-based, with consideration given to academics, personal references, community service and demonstrated financial need. These may be awarded for up to four consecutive years, with a maximum award of $20,000.

In addition to the 15 annual winners of the four-year scholarships, we select five alternates to receive one-time, $1,000 scholarships. If any of the 15 winners declines their scholarship prior to the acceptance deadline, alternates become eligible to receive a four-year scholarship.

Duke Energy Scholars recipients may use their scholarships for undergraduate study at accredited four-year colleges or universities and/or two-year technical schools or community colleges in the U.S. and Canada.

Duke Energy Progress Merit Award Scholarships

Duke Energy Progress awards scholarships annually to qualifying college-bound children of company employees who plan to enroll full-time at accredited four-year or two-year schools within the U.S.  Criteria used to select recipients include academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, and work experience. 

The Duke Energy Progress Merit Scholarship program awards up to 30 scholarships annually worth $1,500 per year up to four years to selected recipients who plan to complete a four-year degree. The Bob McGehee Memorial Scholarship program awards up to five scholarships annually worth $1,000 per year up to two years to selected recipients who plan to enroll in a two-year college or vocational/technical school.