The Direct Energy Live Brighter Scholarship is back for 2017!

Time for our annual show & tell – Send us a video or essay to tell us your story and enter in a chance to win one of three scholarships!

At Direct Energy, we work to serve you and make your day brighter with our services.  Now it’s your chance to show us how you’re spending your energy to be a light in the community!

Direct Energy is all about making a difference in people’s lives. We love engaging communities by supporting charities, giving corporate donations, running fundraisers, and empowering our employees to volunteer. We want to continue impacting the community by helping three deserving students power through their college career with our Live Brighter Scholarships.

Students have a chance to win one of three prizes:

  • One scholarship of $5,000
  • Two scholarships of $2,500 each

But there’s a twist – this is the digital age and if you are tired of endlessly writing essays for scholarship applications, then you can make a video! Everyone has the option to either write an essay OR create a a video telling us why they deserve to win.

Okay, let’s get down to the details. To enter in this scholarship opportunity, either create a 60-120 second video or write a 500 word essay that responds to the following question:

Direct Energy offers the tools and technology to use energy wisely and efficiently. We help our customers take advantage of energy choice to live a brighter life with accessible energy plans, innovative product offerings, engaging customer service, and high-end home services. How do you live your life brighter?

If you choose to make a video, it is crucial that you upload your video to YouTube and then send us the link rather than sending us the video file. Failure to follow this guideline will result in an incomplete application and will not be accepted.

But wait there’s more – students, you must be at least 18 years old, have a GPA between 3.0-4.0, and be a resident in one of the states where Direct Energy offers energy services  in order to apply for this scholarship. These service areas include: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and D.C. In addition to the video/essay, you’ll need to submit an official or unofficial transcript as well.

To learn more about how you can apply, see the full list of requirements, search FAQs, and more, check out our Scholarship Page. Make sure your application is complete and ready by reading the Official Rules. We’ll be accepting scholarship applications until November 30th, 2017.

So what are you waiting for? Apply to our 2017 Live Brighter Scholarship here!

We can’t wait to hear each and every one of your stories!