PPL Electric Utilities Launches Environmental Scholarship Program

Environmental stewardship is about much more than following established rules and guidelines that protect the air, land and water. It’s about going above and beyond.

PPL Electric Utilities wants to help those young adults in its service area who are looking to go that extra mile and enter a profession with earth-friendly ties. To help make that happen, we recently launched our Future Environmental Leaders Scholarship to help high school seniors pursuing an environmentally related career.

March Column EU Future Environ Leaders Scholarship LOGOOne winner will be picked from each of seven geographical regions within our service area in central and eastern Pennsylvania to receive $2,000 toward college expenses at either a two-year or four-year school. 

Our environmental legacy is strong and growing. We recycle tons of wood utility poles, steel, aluminum and other materials, provide free trees to students and communities through our Community Roots program, help provide nesting platforms for osprey, and more. And we couldn’t think of a better way to build on our commitment than to foster future environmental leaders.

One key aspect of the scholarship application is a short essay that asks students to explain why they’re interested in pursuing a career with environmental ties. We’re looking forward to reading their responses. 

Applications are being accepted through April 30, 2019. They will be judged by an internal PPL committee and winners will be announced in early June. PPL employees and members of their immediate families or households are not eligible for the scholarship.

To learn more about the scholarship and view the application and rules, visit For information about all of PPL’s environmental efforts, visit

We’re excited to be able to offer this scholarship. Help us spread the word, won’t you? Helping a deserving student and doing the right thing for our environment is a great combination.