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STEM Diversity Scholarship

STEM Changes the World,
You Can Too

Advanced Energy's STEM Diversity Scholarship

Each day, our evolving world creates new opportunities and challenges that require people with a passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The technology industry’s success depends on an innovative, entrepreneurial, and future-ready workforce that reflects the global communities we serve.

So, are you a fierce problem solver? Are you driven to innovate?

Apply for the Advanced Energy STEM Diversity Scholarship. If you’re majoring in electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or material science, to help you achieve your educational goals, we're offering a $20,000 scholarship grant towards your tuition. You will also be given an opportunity to intern with us, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of highly engineered, precision power conversion, measurement, and control solutions for mission-critical applications and processes.

AE’s power solutions enable customer innovation in complex applications for a wide range of industries including semiconductor equipment, industrial, manufacturing, telecommunications, data center computing, and healthcare. With engineering know-how and responsive service and support around the globe, the company builds collaborative partnerships to meet technology advances, propel growth for its customers and innovate the future of power. Advanced Energy has devoted four decades to perfecting power for its global customers and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, USA.


Scholarship Award
Reach your educational goals faster with a $20,000 scholarship grant toward the cost of tuition.

Career Growth
Gain hands-on experience with a paid summer or school-year internship.

Professional Mentoring and Opportunities
Fast-track your career with professional coaching from AE engineers and apprenticeship opportunities.


Advanced Energy's STEM Diversity Scholarship is open to all gender-diverse and racially diverse students studying engineering (electrical, computer, or mechanical), physics, or material science.

Eligible Students

ALL eligible applicants will be at least one year from graduation, allowing them to participate in a one semester or summer full-time internship

  • Undergraduate students (rising sophomores or juniors)
  • Masters’ students (first year of study)
  • Ph.D. students (first or second year of study)

Academic Requirements

  • 3.25 or better GPA must be maintained

Preferred Areas of Study

  • Mechanical or electronics packaging
  • Power electronics design
  • Radio frequency electronics
  • Systems design
  • Signal processing
  • Control systems
  • Plasma physics
  • Material science / thin film processing
  • Thermal management

Accepted Schools

  • University of Colorado
  • Colorado State University
  • University at Buffalo
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • University of Minnesota
  • San Jose State University
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Like many companies, AE realizes that some minorities historically may not have had the same opportunities as non-minorities. We are seeking to utilize programs such as scholarships and internships as a way to increase diversity. While our scholarships and internships can be sought by anyone who meets the qualifications of the programs, we are especially interested in considering and including minorities.

Application Requirements

  • Complete an online application.
  • One recommendation letter either from a professor of a science, technology, engineering, or lab course taken or from a previous supervisor/manager, coach, or mentor of the applicant.
  • Write a short personal essay (max 500 words) detailing what influenced your decision to pursue an education and career in engineering and what specifically interests you most in Advanced Energy’s technology.
  • Updated resume.

Key Dates

  • November 14, 2022: Submissions open
  • January 31, 2023: Submission deadline
  • March 15, 2023: Finalists identified and applicant interviews conducted
  • March 31, 2023: Recipients announced and scholarships awarded
  • AE internship based in Fort Collins, CO, Milpitas, CA, Lockport, NY, or Eden Prairie, MN

Contact Us

If you have questions or need assistance, please email:

Online Application

Please list any academic awards or honors you received.
List and briefly describe your school extracurricular activities (e.g. memberships in organizations, sports, etc.).
Please list any work/intern experience.
Briefly describe your work/intern experience.
Is there any other information that we should know about you? What sets you apart from the crowd? This is your opportunity to include information that is not contained in other areas of the application. Please be specific.
Please list the name(s), titles, and email addresses of your reference(s).