Platte River/RMEL taking scholarship applications

FORT COLLINS, Colo., January 3, 2019 – Platte River Power Authority is pleased to announce that, for the fourth consecutive year, the Roy J. Rohla Memorial Scholarship will be offered through the RMEL Foundation. The $3,000 scholarship aims to support a qualified student pursuing a career in the electric utility industry. Applications can be found at and the deadline for submittal is Feb. 27, 2019.

Applicants should be current high school seniors or students attending a two- or four-year college or university, and must have a permanent home address within Platte River’s four owner communities – Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont or Loveland. Curriculum in engineering, business, information systems, plant, electrical transmission or distribution technology will receive favorable attention.

Students who apply for the Roy J. Rohla scholarship will be judged on the following criteria:
1) goals and aspirations in the electric utility industry; 2) motivation to succeed; 3) service to community; and 4) academic performance. Platte River looks forward to reviewing the applications, believing the next recipient could make a positive difference within the industry.

Students who apply for the Roy J. Rohla scholarship will also gain a listing in 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, each of which could become a door to new opportunities for internships or employment within the industry. Those wanting to apply should visit for more information and an application.

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 wholesale electricity generation and transmission provider that delivers safe, reliable, environmentally responsible and financially sustainable energy and services to its owner communities of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland, Colorado for deliver to their utility customers.

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