AEE National Scholarship Program
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The AEE Foundation Scholarship program was established to encourage qualified practitioners in energy engineering and energy management to further education in these fields by awarding scholarships. To date, the Foundation has awarded over funds approaching $1 million for use by over 1,100 outstanding students.
Scholarships are available to candidates obtaining their undergraduate or graduate degrees who are enrolled in an accredited college or university focusing on energy engineering or energy management.
All individual applicants must be nominated by a local AEE Chapter. We begin accepting applications January 1st. All scholarship forms must be sent to the Scholarship Chair (see address on application form) by May 1st. For additional information on submission and eligibility, please contact Director, Mrs. Priscila Carbaugh at or 770-447-5083, ext. 230 or AEE SoCal's Scholarship Chair, Sona Coffee, at

Our 2020 Student Scholars - Award Winners!

Maryam Asghari, UC Irvine

Maryam Asghari received $2,000 in funding as a Victor Ottaviano scholarship recipient. Maryam is a Ph.D. student in the Advanced Power and Energy Program at UC Irvine. Maryam’s work focuses on the integration of highly efficient, zero-emission Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technologies with cooling systems for data center applications. Her leadership experiences include President of Association of Energy Engineers at UCI, Vice President of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Association Graduate Student, STEM co-chair for the Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience (DECADE) Student Council, and Campaign Director for the UC Graduate & Professional Council. She also serves as the graduate student representative to UC Sustainability Steering Committee and UC Global Climate Leadership Council where she is responsible for oversight on the systemwide sustainable practices policy and advises UC on achieving its ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2025.

Angineh Zohrabian, USC

Angineh Zohrabian is a Greg Galvin scholarship recipient this year. Angineh is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in environmental engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). Her research focuses on the decarbonization of the electric power sector; particularly, using electricity demand management strategies that can help to integrate more renewable energy from solar and wind. Angineh is passionate about participating in science that translates into actionable policy recommendations. In addition to her intellectual strength, she is commended for her efforts to mentor minority students in STEM fields.

William Welch, UCLA

William Welch is also a Greg Galvin scholarship recipient this year. William is an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering student at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He is interested in renewable design and sustainable power generation. He sought a college education after spending nearly ten years volunteering and identified a passion for environmental engineering. His research experience with UCLA’s Smart Grid Energy Research Center has provided him with opportunities to learn more about the field of sustainable power generation.

Our 2019 Student Scholars - Award Winners

Ashley Cronk, UC San Diego-Al Thumann Award $4,000

Marcos Avila, California State polytechnic University - AEE $1,000

Lauren McGiven, University of California, Irvine - CWEEL $1,000

Yan Zhao, University of California, Irvine - Greg Galvin $1,500

Angineh Zohrabian, University of Southern California - CWEEL $1,000

Pegah Mottaghizadeh, University of California, Irvine - Greg Galvin $1,500

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