For the second year in a row, the prestigious IEEE PES G. Ray Ekenstam Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to an Arizona State University electrical engineering student. Congratulations, U.S. Air Force veteran Isaac Forest for receiving the 2020 acclaim.
“I am honored to be selected for the G. Ray Ekenstam Memorial Scholarship,” Forest says. “Thank you to the IEEE Power & Energy Society, but most importantly my friends, family, and mentors that inspire me to seek opportunities for growth.”
Last year the award went to Bruce Yawn, a U.S. Navy veteran and current ASU student in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
A scholarship committee selects awardees after they have met the following criteria:
- Is considering a career in electric power and energy engineering.
- Is working toward an electrical engineering bachelor’s degree.
- A full-time student at a U.S. university or college that offers undergraduate courses in power engineering.
- Willing to take at least three of the power engineering courses for a total of nine or more credits.
- A U.S. citizen or permanent resident and reside in IEEE Regions 1 through 6.
- Currently enrolled full-time at a university/college or community college.
- Has a current GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
- Honorably discharged U.S. veteran.