Platte River offers scholarship

Students in electrical energy studies encouraged to apply

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Feb. 4, 2021 – Students interested in pursuing careers in the electric energy industry are encouraged to apply for Platte River Power Authority’s Roy J. Rohla Memorial Scholarship. The annual $3,000 scholarship is offered through the RMEL Foundation and applications are due by Feb. 26, 2021.

“We constantly look for ways to support the electric industry and improve our organization, and this scholarship helps support the next generation of energy professionals,” said Jason Frisbie, general manager and CEO of Platte River.

Applicants must be either a current high school senior, attending a four-year university or working toward an associate degree. Applicants must also have a permanent home address within Platte River’s four owner communities of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont or Loveland.

Students who apply for the Roy J. Rohla scholarship will also be added to the National Electric Energy Career Jump Start Directory. Every applicant’s listing will be shared (with his/her permission) with hundreds of RMEL member companies, which could lead to internship or employment opportunities within the industry. For more information and to apply for the Roy J. Rohla scholarship, visit

The Platte River Power Authority/RMEL Foundation scholarship is named after Roy J. Rohla who was an electrical engineer and plant manager at Platte River’s Rawhide Energy Station for 20 years.

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Platte River Power Authority is a not-for-profit, community-owned public power utility that generates and delivers safe, reliable, environmentally responsible and financially sustainable energy and services to Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland, Colo., for delivery to their utility customers. For more information, visit

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