For Immediate Release: April 10, 2017

SMUD Powering Futures college scholarship and internship program application period now open

SMUD announced today that the application period for its Powering Futures college scholarship and internship program is now open. The program awards up to 21 scholarships of up to $5,000 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, and preference will be given to students who have declared a major relevant to SMUD. The financial awards will also include the opportunity to work as a paid intern at SMUD in 2017 or 2018.

The deadline to apply for the scholarships is May 19, 2017. Scholarships are for the 2017/2018 academic year.

"The Powering Futures program is another way we're working to improve educational access in our community," said SMUD CEO & General Manager Arlen Orchard. "We're investing in Sacramento's youth because we believe that many of these students will contribute directly to the long-term success of our region."

For more information about the SMUD Powering Futures program, visit