Engineering Student Earns IEEE Scholarship

by Amy Radwanski, Public Relations Writer

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Power & Energy Society (PES) granted - its first -ever scholarship to a Cedarville University engineering student for the 2014-15 academic year.

Jared Newman, from Pataskala, Ohio, was among 184 scholarship recipients representing 95 U.S. and Canadian universities. The society recognizes excellence in undergraduate electrical engineering students who are committed to exploring the power and energy field.

Newman was awarded $2,000 in scholarship funds, a certificate and pin identifying him as a PES scholarship recipient, a complimentary one-year student membership to IEEE and PES as well as access to PES members who have volunteered to serve as mentors.

Newman received the scholarship based on essays, letters of recommendation from faculty members and extra-curricular activities. He is a third-year varsity soccer player and a discipleship group leader. 

Newman is eligible to apply for a renewal of the scholarship next year, upon completion of an internship in the power and energy field. This summer, he plans to intern with American Electric Power in Columbus, Ohio.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.