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Electrical Engineering Students Awarded National Scholarships

Two electrical and computer engineering (ECE) students have been awarded scholarships by the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES). Cody Breckenridge, sophomore, and Adam Hull, junior, were among 228 students at 100 universities selected to receive the awards.

The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative provides multi-year scholarships and career experience opportunities to qualifying U.S. electrical engineering undergraduate students. As long as the scholar continues to meet renewal standards, he or she will receive up to three years of funding — $2,000 the first year, $2,000 the second year and $3,000 the third year — interspersed with up to two years of valuable, hands-on career experience.

The PES Scholarship Plus Initiative recognizes undergraduate students who have declared a major in electrical and computer engineering, are high achievers with strong GPAs, have distinctive extracurricular commitments, and are committed to exploring the power and energy field.

Both scholarship recipients have managed to balance outstanding academic records with other commitments. In addition to excelling as a full-time student, Hull works full-time and is raising three children. Breckenridge is a member of the Idaho Army National Guard and also volunteers for the Wyakin Warrior Foundation, which provides education and professional development services for severely wounded or injured veterans.