Exelon Foundation STEM Academy Scholarship

The Exelon Foundation STEM Academy Scholarship is a supportive and clear pathway from student engagement in the Exelon STEM Academy to entry into the energy workforce, ideally as an Exelon employee.   This capstone offering of a post-secondary scholarship opportunity to Exelon Foundation STEM Academy alumnae supports students with a scholarship to a two or four year educational institution.*

The Scholarship is:

  • Both financial need based and academic based.
  • Available as a two or four year scholarship, renewable for up to four years (for undergraduate work).
  • Open to alumnae with a 2.8 GPA.
  • Includes an Exelon internship.
  • Preference will be given to applicants pursuing the following fields of study:  engineering; finance/business; accounting; IT; supply chain management.  A change of major may impact continuation of scholarship.
  • Preference will be given to students who are attending an institution within the Exelon company service footprint.


Applicants must have previously attended a summer week-long Exelon Foundation STEM Academy in 2018-2023 and be enrolling full time in a two or four year educational institution for the Fall 2024 academic year.

Applicants may be starting their first, second, or third year of higher education.


The application for the 2024 scholarship are now closed.


January 5, 2024

Application Opens

March 15, 2024

Applications Due

April 2024

Recipients Selected and Notified

Summer 2024

Announcement / Recognition / Scholars Summits

The Scholarship Process:

  • Apply
  • Application Review
  • Finalist Interviews
  • Final Selection
  • Recipients Notified
  • Scholarship Awarded
  • Annual Transcript and Verification for Scholarship Renewal
  • An Exelon internship

The application includes:

  • Basic Demographic Information
  • Two recommendations – at least one from a teacher (the second may be from a community organization, after-school program, etc.)
  • A copy of your transcript showing your GPA
  • Personal Statement A - A personal statement on:
    • Why you are pursuing a career in the energy sector;
    • What energy challenges you are most excited to solve;
    • Why you would like to work at Exelon specifically should the opportunity present itself;
    • and How your chosen major aligns with a career at Exelon.
  • Personal Statement B - A personal statement about how the Exelon Foundation STEM Academy supported your education and career path
  • Personal Statement C - A personal statement about how you hope to give back to your community after you benefit from this opportunity.
  • Indication of willingness to participate in open communication – sharing the story of the Exelon Foundation STEM Academy experience from STEM Days, Career Chats, the Academy week, post-high school experience and beyond as well as participating in mentoring programs and the STEM Ambassador program.

* A scholarship recipient may attend a 2-year technical school and receive funds to complete an additional 2 years at a four-year institution. Applicants who have already begun college/post-secondary school may apply.

Exelon Foundation STEM Academy Scholarship FAQ's

We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions by students about our scholarships. If you have another question, please email mspruill@need.org. We'll include it here if it would be helpful to others!

The scholarship is designed to allow recipients to complete 2 or 4 years of schooling without debt.   The scholarship covers any costs not covered by financial aid grants provided by the recipient’s college/university or state/federal grants. 

The scholarship covers tuition, required fees, housing, a meal plan, books and required supplies.

No, the scholarship may be used for a technical school or community college.  You may also finish your two years in technical school or community college and still receive two years of support to complete a four-year degree in any of the majors for which the scholarship is given. 

The scholarship has a strong engineering focus with the following majors receiving priority:  engineering; finance/business; accounting; IT/computer science; supply chain management.

A change of major or school may impact continuation of scholarship.

In 2023, there were six recipients of the scholarship.   The number or awardees may vary each year.   

The internship will be with an Exelon company/department in the summer. An effort will be made to align it with your college and career goals.


Preference is given to those attending a college or university in the Exelon service area footprint.

The following rules of eligibility apply:
Financial need, academic achievement, GPA of 2.8 or higher, alumnae of the Exelon Foundation STEM Academy, active participation in STEM Academy programming, alignment of education and career goals to a career in energy, completion of an application and possible interviews. 

The scholarship is designed to support students in the following academy fields: engineering; finance/business; accounting; IT/computer science; supply chain management. You may certainly apply, but the chance that you will be selected to receive the scholarship is small.

You may apply. Be sure to detail how your intended major will align with a career in the energy industry at Exelon.    

You may apply for an internship through Exelon’s HR department each year.

Children/dependents of Exelon executives (EO9s) are not eligible for the scholarship.

Exelon Foundation STEM Academy 2024 Scholarship Winners

Click here to see our previous Scholarship recipients!

Darby Bankoski

Location: West Grove, PA

College: Johns Hopkins University

Major: Mechanical Engineering

“This scholarship will allow me to continue doing what I love: empowering diversity in STEM and making tangible impact through my career as an engineer. The STEM Academy has impacted my life in so many ways through financial support, having a community of women in STEM to fall back on, and also giving me the confidence to pursue my passions.”

Regina Fleming

Location: Pottstown, PA

College: Lehigh University

Major: Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering Technologies

“I am extremely grateful to have been chosen as an Exelon Foundation STEM Academy Scholarship recipient. My experience with The Exelon Foundation STEM Academy was incredible. I was able to discover my passion in Electrical Engineering as well as my passion for sustainable energy, while meeting such impactful women. Receiving the scholarship will allow me to continue a wonderful education at Lehigh University, while also setting myself up for an engineering career with no worries or stress about how I’m going to get there financially!” 

Isatou Jawara

Location: Riverdale Park, MD

College: University of Maryland, College Park

Major: Computer Science and Programming

“The STEM Academy has stood by my side for 2 years. Starting with its dedicated team of industry professionals determined to support me in my professional development. Then allowing me to represent and share their ideals and values with other students in my community through the ambassador program. To now being selected as a recipient of the Exelon Foundation STEM Academy Scholarship. Thank you so much for believing in me. I truly feel blessed and thrilled to be a part of this sisterhood, especially since navigating through college is a scary journey alone. I feel unstoppable in my journey to earning a degree in computer science. Receiving this scholarship will make a significant difference in my life, so I plan to pay it forward later in life.” 

Melanie Lobos

Location: Franklin Park, IL

College: Harper College – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Major: Civil Engineering

“This scholarship will help me become a professional engineer and leave my footprint around the world!” 

Chiemela Nwokoro

Location: Baltimore, MD

College: Purdue University

Major: Civil Engineering

"I am incredibly grateful to have been awarded this full-ride scholarship to pursue a career in engineering. This scholarship significantly alleviates my financial concerns, especially with the delay in FAFSA this year, which had left me uncertain about my financial situation as I committed to university. Now, I can fully concentrate on my academics without the stress of tuition costs. I feel tremendously relieved and supported by this opportunity!” 

Keira Seidman

Location: Bensalem, PA

College: Rowan University

Major: Mechanical Engineering

“The Exelon Foundation Scholarship is truly a golden opportunity that will eliminate the financial burden of attending college. This will allow me to focus on my education and continue volunteering via STEM outreach without worrying about going into debt. Exelon has provided me with so much, and I am excited to give back by helping other young women with their educational and career paths. I am already looking forward to starting that process as an alumni mentor this summer at the 2024 STEM Academy in Philadelphia!” 

Sophia Villar

Location: Bowie, MD

College: University of Maryland - College Park

Major: Management Information Systems

“Thanks to the STEM Academy, I’ve found a supportive sisterhood of like-minded women who have been invaluable in my educational journey. This scholarship will enable me to focus and continue my studies, all while making a meaningful impact on my community debt-free! Thank you again Exelon for truly changing my life!”