Olthoff: Engineering scholarship available to female students

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Friday, October 7, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 7, 2016) – Minority female students pursuing a degree in engineering can apply for a unique college scholarship opportunity, according to State Rep. Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point).

The Political Organization for Women’s Education and Representation (POWER) Caucus is collaborating with Enbridge Energy Company to provide $5,000 to a minority female student currently enrolled in a four-year college in Lake, Porter or LaPorte counties.

The deadline to apply for the 2016 Enbridge Energy – POWER Scholarship is Oct. 21.

“This scholarship is designed to encourage more women to study engineering and launch their careers into the field,” said Olthoff, a member of POWER. “As a business owner, it is important to me to encourage other women to reach their educational goals. These funds will give the recipient more financial options during her college years.”

Eligible applicants must be considered a junior or senior with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicants must also be majoring in chemical, mechanical, petrochemical, civil or electrical engineering.

The application process consists of a 500-word essay describing how the scholarship and obtaining an education in Northwest Indiana will advance them personally and professionally. In addition, two letters of recommendation from a school faculty member or academic advisor and a college transcript are required.

The application can be completed online at www.INPowerCaucus.org or be sent by mail to Enbridge Energy – POWER Scholarship Selection Committee, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.


State Rep. Julie Olthoff represents House District 19,

which includes a portions of Lake and Porter counties.


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