Black Hills Energy is offering $1,000 scholarships for students to learn how to apply energy technology for the energy crisis.
The nonprofit has announced the scholarship program and announced that students can apply through July 31.
The scholarship will pay for tuition for four weeks of coursework and will allow students to work towards their degree and gain experience in the field.
The organization said it will also be working with a number of other organizations to provide students with a resource center.
The Black Hills School of Energy and Environmental Studies at the University of Idaho is offering two scholarships to encourage students to get involved with energy projects.
Students can apply for a $2,000 scholarship and the Black Hills College of Technology is offering a $500 scholarship.
The scholarships will pay tuition for the first two weeks of the semester.
“Students can learn more about energy and their role in the future of the energy sector through the coursework that will accompany their degree, which will help them prepare for careers in the energy industry,” Black Hills Director of Communications Erin Gee said in a statement.
“We’re committed to helping students gain the skills and experience necessary to become a part of the industry and help them become part of our community.”
The school has already offered $1 million in scholarships to students who have already attended classes.
More than 40 percent of Idaho’s residents live in poverty.
In an effort to help lower-income students, Idaho’s state legislature passed a $12 billion tax increase in 2019.
That tax hike included a $4.3 billion increase in property taxes and $5.5 billion in sales tax.
Black Hills students who are interested in getting involved with the school and participating in a scholarship program can find out more at blackhillsenergy.org.