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Regional Higher Ed Students to Benefit from Avista Scholars Program


Avista has announced the establishment of scholarships through its Avista Scholars Program for students pursuing certain fields of study in regional colleges and universities in its three-state service area. The scholarships are funded through the Avista Foundation, a philanthropic endowment that is separate from shareholder and customer funds.


“The mission of the Avista Scholars Program is focused on promoting excellence in the fields of math, science, technology and engineering, leading students to become innovators, problem solvers and talented employees of our future,” said Anne Marie Axworthy, president of the Avista Foundation. “We are committed to developing a diverse workforce for the future, and we see these scholarships as one means to capture the attention and interest of students in our region.”


The following scholarship opportunities are available by contacting the financial aid offices of the respective schools:


Gonzaga University, Washington State University and University of Idaho

Scholarships are available for college juniors and seniors majoring in electrical engineering with an emphasis in power engineering.


Eastern Washington UniversityScholarships are available for college juniors and seniors majoring in Management Information Systems (MIS).


Community Colleges of Spokane: Bob Smith Memorial Scholarship available to students in line construction (Pre-Apprenticeship Program), civil engineering technology, and other similar fields of study. The Bob Smith Memorial Scholarship honors the late Avista Journeyman Lineman Bob Smith who exemplified professional excellence and dedication to community service throughout his career.


Scholarships are also available through the Avista Scholars Program in fields of study that relate to Avista’s business operations, including accounting, biology, economics, engineering, natural resources, and other pertinent majors. These scholarships are available for qualified students enrolled in the following regional colleges: Walla Walla Community College (Clarkston Branch), Eastern Oregon State College, North Idaho College, Lewis-Clark State College, Oregon Institute of Technology and Southern Oregon State College.


For more information about the Avista scholars program and qualifying criteria, please go to www.avistautilities.com/community/scholars/


Avista Corp. is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. Avista Utilities is our operating division that provides service to 355,000 electric and 315,000 natural gas customers in three Western states. Avista’s primary, non-regulated subsidiary is Advantage IQ. Our stock is traded under the ticker symbol “AVA.” For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com.


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