Exelon Foundation STEM  Leadership Academy Scholarship

The Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership 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 STEM Leadership 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; 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.

Eligibility:

Applicants must have previously attended a summer week-long Exelon STEM Leadership Academy in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, or 2022 and be enrolling full time in a two or four year educational institution for the Fall 2023 academic year.

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

 

Applications for the 2023 scholarship will open January 2023.

Timeline

January 5, 2023

Application Opens

March 15, 2023

Applications Due

May 2023

Recipients Selected and Notified

Summer 2023

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 STEM Leadership 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 STEM Leadership 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 and additional 2 years at a four-year institution. Applicants who have already begun college/post-secondary school may apply.

Exelon 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; IT/computer science; supply chain management.

A change of major may impact continuation of scholarship.

In 2022, there were nine 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.

Yes.

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 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; 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.

Exelon STEM Academy 2022 Scholarship Winners

Aliyana Banner

Location: Philadelphia, PA

College: Drexel University

Major: Mechanical Engineering

“I personally want to thank everyone at Exelon Corporation for helping me further my education and helping me pursue a career in Engineering. Without Exelon, none of this would be possible and I will forever be grateful for everything they’ve been able to help me with and the amount of support they’ve given me over these past few years.”

Aditi Bhatt

Location: Chicago, Illinois

College: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Major: Computer Engineering

"Learning that I was a recipient of the Exelon STEM Academy Scholarship was exhilarating and made it possible for me to study at my dream school without worrying about the cost. I am forever grateful to every member at Exelon Corporation for making it possible for me to work towards becoming a successful computer engineer. Thank you so much to my Exelon family."

Nicole Constante

Location: Chicago, IL

College: University of Illinois Chicago

Major: Engineering Management

“I am grateful and honored to have been awarded the Exelon STEM Academy Scholarship from Exelon Corporation. This opportunity will allow me to achieve my goal of furthering my studies and becoming an Engineering Manager.”

Emily Curran

Location: Jamison, PA

College: Villanova University

Major: Computer Engineering

“I would like to thank all Exelon STEM Academy and Exelon personnel and partners for allowing me to follow my passion for engineering at Villanova University! V's up!”

Allegra Oledibe

Location: Springdale, Maryland

College: Virginia Tech

Intended Major: General Engineering

“I am sincerely honored to have been selected as one of the recipients of the Exelon STEM Leadership Academy Scholarship. Thank you for your generosity, which has allowed me to pursue an engineering education free of debt. As I begin my education at Virginia Tech, I am very thankful for the support that I have received from the Exelon community. Thank you for supporting me towards reaching my fullest personal and professional potential.”

Maitri Patel

Location: Limerick, Pennsylvania

College: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Intended Major: Industrial and Operations Engineering

“I am incredibly grateful to the Exelon community for their support as I reach both my personal and professional goals of becoming an engineer and working with energy. I cannot thank Exelon enough for this life-changing opportunity. “

Tahreem Rana

Location: Baltimore, MD

College: University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

Major: Computer Science (BS)

“I am a proud Exelon STEM Academy Scholarship recipient to let you know how grateful I am for your consideration in helping me pursue my dream of becoming a computer scientist. I look forward to continuing to make you proud.”

Micaela Venyo

Location: Belcamp, Maryland

College: Virginia Tech

Major: Mechanical Engineering

“I want to thank Exelon for their generosity and their willingness to work for underserved communities. I am extremely thankful for the Exelon STEM Academy Scholarship because it will allow me to boldly pursue my aspiration of becoming an engineer without the fear of undergraduate debt!”

Xiuyi Tan

Location: Chicago, Illinois

College: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Major: Computer Science

"I would like to thank Exelon Corporation for selecting me for the Exelon STEM Academy Scholarship and the opportunity to pursue higher education and achieve my dreams!"