For Immediate Release: February 1, 2023

SMUD Powering Futures college scholarship application period now open

SMUD announced today that the application period for its Powering Futures college scholarship program is now open. The program awards up to 21 scholarships of up to $4,000 each to undergraduate students who are enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Students must live in SMUD’s service area or have a legal guardian who is a SMUD customer.

The awards are based on academic merit and financial need. Preference will be given to students who have declared a major relevant to a career at SMUD. Some scholarships may also include a paid internship at SMUD for eligible students.

“The Powering Futures program supports access to education and opportunities for high-paying jobs within our communities,” said Paul Lau, SMUD CEO and General Manager. “Investment in the next generation is crucial to the long-term success and vitality of the Sacramento region and to SMUD’s vision for a clean energy future, which is ushering in new opportunities for education, training, workforce development and exciting careers in zero carbon innovation and technologies.”

The deadline to apply for the scholarships is March 1, 2023. Scholarships are for the 2023/2024 academic year.

For more information about SMUD’s Powering Futures college scholarship program, visit